Filoli Features  Filoli’s online news, July 2016, Volume 10; Issue 7

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flapper poses with a car during Step Back In Time

Step Back In Time

Friday, July 15, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Due to popular demand, this stylish 1920’s garden party has moved to a Friday night!

Let us take you back to the roaring twenties, with jazz age speakeasies, bobbed hair, and flappers. Come to the party in period attire (optional) or don your fedora and be surrounded by those who have dressed for the occasion. Enjoy a rare opportunity to stroll the House and Garden and take in the majesty of this country estate and to admire circa 1920’s automobiles on display.

Your evening includes music performed by the Marc Snyder Quintet featuring Suzanna Smith, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments, including beer provided by 21st Amendment Brewery. All of this will be served by Filoli staff and volunteers in period dress reminiscent of the Bourn’s 1920 household staff.

This is a garden party you won’t want to miss!

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Membership Has Its Benefits.

Open Late Evenings – July 16 and August 18

Filoli is open continuously from 10:00am – 7:30pm. Join us with your family and friends at the end of your busy day for a 6:00 pm Sunset Hike, Sculpture Walk, Orchard Walk, or just unwind and stroll the Garden until we close at 7:30 pm.

Membership Has Its Benefits.

New Art Exhibits:
Stitched In Time and
Fashionable Filoli

This summer at Filoli you will find art indoors and out. Stitched In Time is on display in the Visitor and Education Center and shows off different techniques through exquisite original embroidered works all created by hand. Fashionable Filoli features a selection of period costumes throughout the Main House that span both the Bourn (1915–1936) and Roth (1937–1975) periods when Filoli was not only a home, but a social destination. While visiting the Garden, don’t miss the Sculpture Exhibit.

Membership Has Its Benefits.
Membership Has Its Benefits.

Filoli July Calendar

We invite you to mark your calendar and plan your mid-summer visit.

Membership Has Its Benefits.

We Are A Blue Star Museum

Filoli offers free admission for active duty military personnel and their families through Sunday, September 4, 2016.

Membership Has Its Benefits.
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Filoli Membership Has Its Benefits

Filoli has two unique libraries that are open to members by appointment. The Friends Library is a lending library with more than 1,500 volumes covering various topics. The Sterling Library is a research library with books on horticulture, garden design, decorative arts, and other topics directly related to Filoli.

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Summer Sculpture Exhibit

and Guided Walks

sculpture in the garden

A stunning collection of sculptures are on display throughout the beautiful setting of Filoli’s Garden. A diverse range of mediums were used to create these exquisite works of art. Take a one–hour guided walk or take a self–guided walk using a sculpture map. Pieces on display are for sale.

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Jazz at Filoli
Tickets are available for July 10 and August 21.

mads tolling jazz performer

Filoli continues its tradition of bringing top jazz talent to the outdoor stage with Mads Tolling and the Mads Men (July 10), exuberant and adventurous jazz violin, and The Anton Schwartz Quintet Featuring Terell Stafford (August 21), innovative and edgy tenor sax.

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Farm to Table Dinner
Tickets on sale Monday, July 11.

farm to table at filoli

Using seasonal foods that have been locally grown, our guest chef will prepare a memorable meal paired with wine.

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Classes, Walks, Talks and More

pears from the Filoli orchard

Orchard Walk
Throughout the Summmer

Walk in Filoli’s six–plus acre orchard with a docent to learn about its history and unique fruit varieties. Taste fruit, and learn about what we do to preserve it.

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wild turkeys in the meadow

Summer Art Camp for Kids
July 12 through 15

Children will have fun learning to observe, draw, and paint a variety of natural subjects from flowers, branches, and trees to birds, foxes, and raccoons.

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flower arrangement

Beginning Floral Design
July 15 and 22

Discover the beautiful world of floral arranging! Techniques, tools, flower selection, color theory, and more will be explored.

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detail of the nature journal

Sunset Hike
July 20 or 21

Experience the tranquility of Filoli’s nature preserve in the light of the setting sun while exploring the trails with a trained docent.

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colorful mosaic

Summer Garden Brilliance
Watercolor Workshop
July 24 and 25

Capture the brilliance of the summer garden through insightful demonstrations, step–by–step hands–on instruction, and personal guidance.

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child creating a botanical drawing

Watercolor Essentials:
Painting Leaves, Veins to Edges
July 23

Work on form, texture, highlights, and colors to accurately draw and paint these essential background features.

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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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