Filoli Features  Filoli’s online news, February 2016, Volume 10; Issue 2

Plan Your Visit   |   Membership   |   Event Calendar   |   Education   |   Support Us  |   Volunteer 

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Filoli Opens Tuesday, February 9 at 10:00 am

Join us Tuesday when Filoli opens for the 2016 visitor season. This year we celebrate the House and Collections as we begin the second year of our 3–year centennial celebration. Plan to visit the House and Garden, take a docent–guided tour, dine in the Filoli Café, and visit the Garden and Gift Shop. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Filoli’s Opening Celebration

Daffodil Daydreams — February 26 & 27

Daffodils lead the floral parade each spring and at Filoli more than 500,000 bulbs burst into bloom. Join us as we celebrate the spectacular flowering of Filoli’s Garden with two–days of informative talks, walks, demonstrations, and hands–on activities.

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Membership Has Its Benefits.
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Come and Enjoy the Garden with Us Volunteer!
tea pot Filoli invites new Volunteers to join us as House and Garden Docents. Interviews are taking place now, with training beginning in February for our 2016 tour season. Learn More »

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Membership Has Its Benefits.
Membership Has Its Benefits.

2016 is a Great Year
to be a Member!

Filoli Members at a garden house reception Filoli members are in for a real treat as we continue our centennial celebration this year. Please contact Filoli Member Services with any questions about the status of your membership or to renew— 650–364–8300, ext. 508. You may also renew online.
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Membership Has Its Benefits.
Membership Has Its Benefits. Membership Has Its Benefits.

Join Us For Afternoon Tea

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Meet your friends to enjoy delicious sandwiches, seasonal salads, scones with fresh lemon curd, and pastries in the relaxing and gracious ambiance at Filoli. Reservations for February 24, March 23, and April 27 teas are being taken now. April has limited space.

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Classes, Walks, Talks, and More


Rose Care Series
Begins February 10

Learn proper rose pruning and techniques from the expert. Mimi Clarke is the former lead horticulturist who helped maintain Filoli's 600 plus rose plants.

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iPad Art I
February 13

Use your iPad as a new art medium! Whether you are an experienced artist or not, you will learn basic techniques that will allow you to use your iPad to create masterpieces.

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Pruning Classes
Hydrangea and Wisteria
February 17

Learn the basic principles and practices of proper pruning and plant care. Aesthetically pleasing and healthy trees and plants will enhance your garden and provide continued enjoyment.

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Fruit Tree Espalier
Begins February 20

Find out how to develop and maintain an espalier fruit tree throughout the growing season. Receive valuable information to build a support structure, and to select and train plants.

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iPhone and iPad Photography
March 2

The iPhone and iPad have made cameras available to everyone all the time. Take this fast moving class designed for the beginner to unlock the secrets of how to operate these powerful tools.

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Oil Painting for Beginners
March 4 and 5

Learn the fundamentals of working with oil paint through step-by-step instruction in this class created specifically for the beginner and for those with little experience.

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