Filoli Features  Filoli’s online news, March 2017, Volume 11; Issue 3

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

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2017 is Filoli’s Year of the Garden

Our three–year Centennial Celebration will culminate this year with the Year of the Garden. In addition to garden lectures, art exhibits, and a cultural series that all reflect on the 100–year history, Filoli will present new and exciting events and programs that allow visitors to access the Estate in new ways.

Silent Film Feature — “Girl Shy” on March 2
Enjoy the magic of silent film with the comedy “Girl Shy,” presented in traditional form with a live pianist on Thursday, March 2 at 6:00 pm.

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Take a Guided Tour,
Walk, or Hike

Filoli offers a variety of guided tours, hikes and walks, some new this year, to help enrich your Filoli experience. Take a House and Garden Tour, enjoy a Nature Hike, experience a guided walk in our Gentlemenís Orchard, a Camellia Walk in the Garden, or an Art Walk in the House. Space is limited so advance registration is recommended.

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Membership Has Its Benefits.
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Plan Your Visit
camellias We invite you to check our calendar and plan your visit in March to include one of our events, hikes, or programs.
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Membership Has Its Benefits.
Membership Has Its Benefits.

See What’s Blooming
camellia Keep up on plant highlights and projects in the Garden. Visit Filoli’s Whatís Blooming page every week to see the latest information.
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Membership Has Its Benefits.
Membership Has Its Benefits.
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Plan Your Private Event at Filoli
private event in the front of house Filoli is excited to launch our new Private Event Rental program. If you are looking for a one–of–a–kind event space that will leave lasting memories for your guests, Filoli is the answer. Contact for more information.

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Artist Access

On March 23 artists are invited to the Garden after hours. Experience the quiet beauty and stunning vistas as you create your next masterpiece.

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Classes, Walks, Talks, and More


Introduction to Botanical Art
March 3 and 4

Enjoy this hands–on workshop that will introduce traditional botanical art skills such as plant observation, drawing, color mixing, and painting.

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bee keepers observe honeycomb

Beekeeping 101
March 11

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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Oil Painting — Understanding Color and Value
March 17 and 18

Beginners are invited to experience this class that will explore great color choices, color mixing, the importance of value, and more.

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Introduction to Stained Glass
March 18

This fun and engaging class will introduce you to the fundamentals of stained glass from design and patters to how to cut and grind glass.

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potted tomato plants and other plants for pizza

Family Fun with Gardening — Pizza in a Pot
March 25

Gardening is fun and easy! Any one adult, one child combination is invited to spend the morning decorating and planting their own Pizza in a Pot.

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Beginning Floral Design
March 24 and 31

Begin your journey of learning the art of home floral design as you learn about mechanics, tools, flower conditioning, and choosing the best materials.

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Filoli is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and stewardship of the cultural traditions and natural history of this country estate for public education and enjoyment and is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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