Filoli Features  Filoli’s online news, April 2016, Volume 10; Issue 4

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

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Special Event
Filoli Flower Show Presents:
“California Then and Now, 1916–2016”

floral splendor at Filoli

May 5–8 Filoli hosts the premiere floral event in the Bay Area on Mother’s Day Weekend. The Flower Show theme this year, “California Then and Now, 1916–2016,” will take you on a tour of the golden state’s most iconic sites and events of the past 100 years in our historic House and Garden.

New this year, flower–accented vintage cars will be on display in the House courtyard. You will also see flower arrangements, special plant collections, elegant table settings, garden vignettes, fairy gardens, children’s exhibits and unique nursery and garden landscape exhibitions that celebrate California and Filoli’s centennial.

Participate in the VIP Package, come to the Opening Night Preview Party, join us during special teas, or for Mother’s Day champagne brunch. We expect sell outs, so purchase your tickets early.

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Membership Has Its Benefits.
Membership Has Its Benefits.

Membership Has Its Benefits!
tulips Filoli members are entitled to benefits, including unlimited visits. We hope you will visit Filoli often this year as we celebrate Filoli’s Centennial and the year of the House and Collections with special exhibits, lectures, and events.
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Membership Has Its Benefits.
Membership Has Its Benefits.
Featured Plant

Plan Your Visit
botanical art The Botanical Art Exhibition Artist Reception is Thursday, April 7.
Reserve by Friday, April 1.
Celebrate this remarkable exhibit with the artists who are on hand to share their botanical art knowledge and expertise.

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Featured Plant
Membership Has Its Benefits.
Membership Has Its Benefits.

See What’s Blooming
azaleas Keep up on plant highlights and projects in the Garden. Visit Filoli’s What’s Blooming page every week to see the latest information.
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Membership Has Its Benefits.
Membership Has Its Benefits. Membership Has Its Benefits.
sample of floral design

In The Company
of Flowers

Presenter: Ron Morgan,
Floral Designer Extraordinaire

Using flowers, fruits, vegetables and unusual items Ron Morgan transforms the ordinary into the exquisite. Come to see his unparalleled creative talent and to hear his dazzling wit, and knowledge “In The Company of Flowers.”

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Classes, Walks, Talks, and More

sample of blackwork embroidery

Blackwork Embroidery
April 8

Practice different stitches to create geometric patterns that will shade a beautiful iris.

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flower arrangement from family fun

Family Fun with Flowers
April 9

Discover why flower arranging is fun and easy. You are never too young or too old to start!

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Urban Beekeeping 101
April 9

Learn the basics of beekeeping in this NEW class that covers everything from hive set–up to regular maintenance.

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brightly colored flower arrangement

Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone!
April 9

Create a beautiful flower arrangement and find out why this is a great way to bring the garden indoors.

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tulip drawn in Botanical art for children

Botanical Art for
Children — Tulips
April 16

Introduce a child to the wonderful world of botanical art from choosing the flower to accurately drawing and coloring it.

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ribbon and fabric cabochons

Ribbon and Fabric Cabochons
April 22 and 23

20th Century designers Dior, Poiret, Lanvin and others used varieties of this versatile rose, a must in your ribbon work repertoire. Try your hand at it!

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sample of floral design

Volunteers Count!

April 10 – 16 is National Volunteer Week.

Thank you to the more than 1,200 Filoli volunteers, who serve on 20 different committees, and contributed more than 115,000 hours in 2015!

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