Filoli Features  Filoli’s online news, August 2016, Volume 10; Issue 8

Plan Your Visit   |   Membership   |   Events   |   Education   |   Support Us  |   Volunteer 

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Friday, August 5 & Saturday, August 6
10:00am – 3:30pm

Explore the beauty and unexpected surprises of the summer garden as presented by our knowledgeable instructors, staff, and volunteers. Join us for two days of informative and entertaining talks, walks, demos, and hands–on fun. Programs take place throughout the day on Friday and Saturday.

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Are You Planning a Holiday Party for Your Business? »

Make Filoli your destination for a corporate holiday party or lunch.

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Membership Has Its Benefits.

Open Late Evening
Third Thursday — August 18

Take a late afternoon stroll when Filoli is open continuously from 10:00 am – 7:30 pm.

Membership Has Its Benefits.
Membership Has Its Benefits.

3 Great Lectures »

Experience historical fashion, the art of Ikebana, or the building of Filoli’s grand house during one of these lectures, developed especially for you.

Membership Has Its Benefits.

Orchard Walk, Nature Hike, or Sunset Hike »

Learn about Filoli’s expansive landscape features during a guided walk or hike.

Membership Has Its Benefits.
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August Calendar »

We invite you to mark your calendar and plan your August visit to include one of these activities.

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Membership Has Its Benefits.

What’s Blooming? »

Visit our What’s Blooming page to see what’s happening in the Garden before your visit.

Membership Has Its Benefits.
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Artist Access
August 25

Artists and photographers access the Garden after hours to create landscape paintings, drawings and photographs.

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Afternoon Tea

Join us for Afternoon Tea— August 24, September 28, or October 19.

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Make your reservations beginning Monday, August 15

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Autumn at Filoli Festival
Saturday, September 24
Celebrate the harvest during this day filled with activities and entertainment for children and families. Pumpkin decorating, fruit tasting, barbeque lunches and live music are just a few of the reasons you won’t want to miss Autumn at Filoli Festival.

Advanced ticket purchase is suggested.

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Classes, Walks, Talks and More

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Botanical Art for Children
August 6

Introduce a child to the wonderfully fun world of botanical art, including plant observation, drawing skills, and color mixing.

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Sculpture Walks
Select days
through October 15

Explore amazing sculptures, skillfully crafted and on display by local artists. Take a guided walk in the Garden.

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Photographing Flowers with your iPhone
August 17

Watch as the instructor demonstrates set–up tricks and then use your newfound knowledge to take great pictures of Filoli’s stunning flowers.

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Introduction to Embroidery
August 19

Learn the techniques used throughout history as you practice this beautiful art form. Embroidery kits are provided by the instructor.

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Perennial Border Design
August 20

Find out how Filoli’s perennial borders burst with year–long color and texture while learning about practical methods to create your own.

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Introduction to Wildlife Photography
August 20, 27, and September 10

Enjoy this easy–to–follow class that will equip you with the skill to create compelling wildlife images.

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