A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including a modern home tour and the Filoli flower show.
NAVIGATING PERMITS ... The city of Palo Alto's Building Division will hold an informational workshop for residents, designers and contractors interested in pulling building permits for residential kitchen and bathroom remodels. The Building Division staff will instruct participants on how to navigate the city's website to find the forms needed for a permit as well as checklists with inspector tips to pass field inspections. The workshop will be held Thursday, May 31, from 8 - 9 a.m. in the Community Meeting Room on the ground floor of City Hall located at 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto.
FILOLI FLOWER SHOW ... The Woodside estate will hold its annual flower show Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Filoli's Annual Flower Show is a showcase of floral arrangements and exhibits by professional designers and amateurs in the Bay Area. This year's theme is "California Kaleidoscope" in honor of the rich history and environment of California. Food, beer and wine will be for sale at the Tennis Court. To buy tickets, go to filoli.org.
MODERN HOME TOUR ... The Modern Architecture + Design Society will hold the sixth annual Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets to see all homes are $40 in advance online; $50 on the day of the tour. Details on ticket purchases and descriptions of all participants with photos can be found on the 2018 Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour event page at siliconvalleymodernhometour.com. Homes include one in Palo Alto, one in Los Altos Hills and others in Sunnyvale and Cupertino.
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