Filoli Features  Filoli’s online news, September 2016, Volume 10; Issue 9

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young guest help to work the apple press and make fresh apple cider

Bring the Entire Family to
Autumn at Filoli Festival

Saturday, September 24    10:00am–3:30pm
Purchase your tickets now to enjoy these activities designed with the whole family in mind:

  • Heirloom Fruit Tasting and Centennial Games
  • Guided Orchard Walks and Nature Hikes
  • Happy Birds Performing Parrot Show
  • Strolling Pumpkin and Magic Show
  • Puppet Shows and Sterling the Bubblesmith
  • BBQ Lunch and Live Music

Learn More / Purchase Tickets »

the house at filoli under construction

Centennial Lecture and Tour:
This Grand Ole House —
Blueprints to Preservation

Thursday, September 29
Join us for a guided tour of the House and see first–hand where restoration projects have taken place and then enjoy a reception before the lecture. Presenters Greg Mellberg, Ted Cardoza, and Dave Herrington will talk about construction methods used when the House at Filoli was built and share their accounts of repairs, projects, and earthquake retrofitting.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this intimate account from knowledgeable men who have overseen Filoli restoration projects. The lecture will end with time for questions. Please reserve in advance.

Learn More / Register »

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Are You Planning a Holiday Party for Your Business? »

Host it at Filoli – a great destination for your corporate holiday party or lunch.

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Membership Has Its Benefits.

Afternoon Tea »

Join us Wednesday, September 28 at 1:00pm with friends to enjoy tea. Visit the Garden and Gift Shop before or after tea for a trunk show.

Membership Has Its Benefits.
Membership Has Its Benefits.
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Sculpture in the Garden »

On display through Sunday, October 16.

The Valley of Heart’s Delight »

On exhibit through Sunday, October 23.

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Membership Has Its Benefits.

Artist Access »

September 29
Artists and photographers register and have individual access to the Garden after hours to create landscape paintings, drawings, and photographs.

Membership Has Its Benefits.
Membership Has Its Benefits.
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Filoli Calendar — September »

We invite you to mark your calendar and plan your September visit.

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white owls on decorated tree at Filoli

Holiday Traditions tickets go on sale early only to Filoli members.

Please watch for an email on Thursday, September 29 with the subject line “Holiday Traditions Tickets for Filoli Members,” and use the link in the email to purchase your tickets online beginning Monday, October 3.

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Classes, Walks, Talks and More

brightly colored flower arrangement

Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone!
September 9

Discover how to bring the garden indoors and brighten your home with beautiful flower arrangements in this fun, hands–on class.

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portrait in the garden

iPhone People and Places
September 14

Photographing a sense of place takes some planning and there are simple rules that make a big difference. Practice the techniques during this class taught in the Garden at Filoli.

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detail of Banks' Florilegium

History of Botanical Art
September 17

Study the rich history of botanical art through an extensive collection of originals, copper plate engravings, and books focusing on major botanical artists.

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watercolor of the sky

Natural Sky Painting
Watercolor and Gouache Workshop
September 21 and 22

Practice rendering the ever–changing sky above with insightful demonstrations and instruction as well as lots of painting and personal guidance.

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Fall Fairy Gardens for Families
October 1

Enjoy this new class as a family outing. Enjoy each other’s company as you create a special garden any fairy would be delighted to live in.

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acrylic of trees

Meditation and
Painting the Trees
Acrylic Workshop
September 30 and October 1

Through a series of gentle movements, breathing exercises, and walking meditation in nature you will tansition into an artist’s frame of mind, then create shamelessly!

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