Filoli Features  Filoli’s online news, February 2017, Volume 11; Issue 2

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Filoli Opens February 7 for Year of the Garden

Join us Tuesday when Filoli opens for the 2017 visitor season with new extended hours— Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Plan to visit the House and Garden, take a camellia walk, docent–guided tour, dine in the Café, and visit the Garden and Gift Shop.

This year we celebrate The Year of The Garden as we begin the final year of our 3–year centennial celebrations. Plan to join us this year for a Centennial Event!

small cherub surrounded by daffodils

Filoli’s Opening Celebration

Daffodil Daydreams — February 24 - 26

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

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Membership Has Its Benefits.
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Enter the Filoli Flower Show
2016 floral display New Show dates this year: June 1–4.
We invite professional designers, retailers, experienced amateur flower arrangers, and garden club members to participate in this year’s show. Join us to interpret our theme: “Time Began in a Garden.”

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Membership Has Its Benefits.
Membership Has Its Benefits.

This is a Great Year
to be a Member!

Filoli Members at a garden house reception Filoli members are in for a real treat with our new member benefits, including a Garden Lecture Series. In honor of The Year of The Garden, Filoli will be featuring a series of garden lectures to inspire a deeper appreciation of Filoli, the incredible gem in our own backyard. Please contact Member Services with any questions 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.
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Valentine’s Day
February 14

daffodil field Come to Filoli to see spectacular color among a lush green landscape and brand new displays in the historic House and Garden. The Café will serve light lunch fare, delicious treats, and a variety of beverages to make your Valentine’s Day sweet.

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Membership Has Its Benefits.

Join Us For Afternoon Tea

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Make your plans now to 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 22, March 22, and April 26 teas are being taken now.

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Art Exhibit —
100 Years in the Garden

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Take a look back over the past 100 years with us. As we begin The Year of The Garden, historic garden photographs from Filoli’s permanent collection will be on display from February 7 – April 2 in the Visitor and Education Center gallery.

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Classes, Walks, Talks, and More

bee keepers observe honeycomb

Beekeeping Basics – Beekeeping Equipment
February 11

Come learn the basics of beekeeping from hive set–up to regular maintenance of your colony. No experience or prior knowledge of bees is needed!

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watercolor painting detail by Guy Magallanes

Watercolor for Beginners
February 10 and 11

Discover how water, paper, and pigment react to each other and learn how to manage and control this medium while creating a beautiful painting.

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pruning in the garden

A Year in the Garden Horticulture Series
Begins February 11

Join this informative series for the home gardener who wants an in-depth understanding of plants and gardening.

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rose blossoms and branches

Flower Arranging with Winter Branches, Buds, and Blossoms
February 16

Celebrate the romance of the winter garden by learning how to use seasonal blooms like camellias and narcissus, branches like daphne and quince.

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example of calligraphy with pen and inkwell

Begins February 23

Calligraphy is graceful, elegant, legible writing. Develop your skill of lettering through careful instruction, practice, and lots of personal guidance.

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detail of a botanical rendition of a lady slipper

Botanical Art - Orchids
February 24 and 25

Elegant shapes and vibrant colors make orchids fascinating subjects. Learn to skillfully observe, draw, and paint them to capture their beauty.

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