Filoli Features  Filoli’s online news, May 2016, Volume 10; Issue 5

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Celebrate Motherís Day Weekend
at the Filoli Flower Show

arrangement at the garden house

Thursday, May 5 – Sunday, May 8

Invite family and friends to join you in celebration of Filoliís Centennial and Motherís Day at the 2016 Filoli Flower Show. Enjoy viewing floral interpretations of California Then and Now, 1916–2016 created by dozens of professional and amateur designers. You will visit many of Californiaís most iconic sites and events of the past one hundred years in the House and Garden.

Join us for the Opening Night Party, a Special Tea, or purchase general admission tickets for the Show. Boxed lunches can be ordered and enjoyed on the Tennis Court while you listen to live music. Please purchase Flower Show tickets in advance.

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NBC Bay Area is broadcast media sponsor
   Broadcast Media Sponsor
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Filoli Centennial
photo of the House being build

Join us for a Centennial Exhibit or Excursion. Check this page for the most current information.

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Filoli May Calendar

We invite you to mark your calendar and plan your May visit to include one of these spring programs.

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Filoli Membership Has Its Benefits
gift membership in the garden and gift shop

Give your mother a Filoli membership—a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift that she will enjoy throughout the year.

Featured Plant
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Blue Star Museums tulips

Filoli is honored to be a Blue Star Museum.

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What’s Blooming?

See Filoli’s What’s Blooming page to read about what is happening in the Garden before your visit.

Featured Plant
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Jazz At Filoli
Begins Father’s Day June 19

geoffrey keezer on piano

Tickets on sale
May 9: Series tickets go on sale to members
May 16: Individual and series tickets go on sale to members
May 31: Individual and series tickets go on sale to non-members
(Purchase a series ticket to enjoy all six concerts or purchase individual tickets for one or more concerts.)

Come to hear world–renowned jazz masters and top talent from the Bay Area during six Sunday afternoon concerts.

Enjoy a lively afternoon of jazz and ‘Filoli Fun Under the Summer Sun’ in the shade of umbrellas and glorious oak trees while gracious volunteers serve you complimentary snacks, including white wine, beer, lemonade, gourmet coffee, and sparkling water. Please purchase your Jazz tickets in advance.

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Classes, Walks, Talks and More

pink flower

Macro Photography
May 3 and 5

Discover how to take gorgeous close-up photos of Filoli flowers from setting-up to handling your camera in a specialized way.

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calligraphy and pen

Calligraphy —
The Pointed Pen
Begins May 5

Using a dip pen, develop the skill of graceful, elegant lettering through careful instruction and hands-on practice.

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botanical painting of bright pink peony

Botanical Art: Peonies
May 13 and 14

Capture the graceful beauty of peonies through observation, drawing, mixing vivid colors, and painting techniques.

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living centerpiece

Living Centerpieces for Parties
May 14

Watch an insightful demonstration on how to make these unique long-lasting arrangements and then create one of your own.

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photo of still live by Susan Rosner

iPhone and iPad Expanded
May 18

The ever-improving iPhone and iPad cameras take great pictures! Learn how to make the best pictures and composites.

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beautiful butterfly

Nature in the Garden
May 22

Take a guided walk that is well-suited for families with young children and learn about the plants and animals that make Filoli their home.

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