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

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Filoli Presents Special Guest Katsuko Theilke
Ikebana — The Art of Flower Arrangements

Katsuko Theilke demonstrates ikebana techniques

Thursday, October 20 at 2:00 pm

Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, is noted for perfect proportions and dramatic use of negative space.

Katsuko Theilke, a talented Ikebana artist, instructor, and author, is well known for her mastery of weaving techniques with leaves and grasses. You will be amazed and inspired as you watch her create stunning works of art.

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the front of the house decorated for holiday traditions

Filoli Membership Has Its Benefits
Holiday Traditions at Filoli
Celebrate! 100 Years of Holidays

Filoli members may purchase tickets
online beginning Monday, October 3!

Join us Friday, November 25 at 5:00pm for Opening Night Premiere Shopping, a festive event to begin your holidays.

Holiday Traditions continues with boutique shopping, buffet lunches, bistro dinners in the Café, and delightful Children’s Lunches. Every day is enhanced by musical entertainment to lift your holiday spirit and add to your festive experience.

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Non-members may purchase tickets beginning Monday, October 17 at 9:00am.

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Volunteer at Filoli! »

Join us Saturday, October 15 for a reception and program to learn more about the many ways volunteers support Filli.

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Membership Has Its Benefits.

Afternoon Tea »

Join us Wednesday, October 19 at 1:00pm with friends to enjoy tea. Visit the Garden and Gift Shop before or after tea for a trunk show.

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Membership Has Its Benefits.
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Four hikes and walks for all ages »

The Property through Time, Nature In The Garden, Saturday Nature Hikes, and Orchard Walks are all available through the end of the season.

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Membership Has Its Benefits.

Artist Access »

Sept. 29 & Oct. 20
Artists and photographers register and have access to the Garden after hours to create landscape paintings, drawings, and photographs.

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Membership Has Its Benefits.
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Filoli Calendar — October »

The Garden is open 1 week longer this year, until October 30, but the House will close on Sunday, October 23 at 3:30pm. We invite you to mark your calendar and plan your October visit.

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The Valley of Heart’s Delight —
A multiple–media exhibit

lanscape photo by Jerry Barrack
Photo by Jerry Barrack©

Artist Reception October 20 at 5:00 pm.

Join us to celebrate this exhibit. View the exquisite artwork on display, meet the artists, and learn what inspires them as you enjoy a glass of wine, a stroll in the Garden, and delicious appetizers.

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Classes, Walks, Talks and More

brightly colored flower arrangement

Flower Arranging
with the Garden Harvest
October 13

Bring the beauty of the fall garden harvest that is full of colorful plants, fruits, and vegetables into your floral arrangements.

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native food on a plate

Cooking with Native Foods
October 15 and 22

Spend two Saturdays learning about historical foods that are native to California and the Americas. Watch, listen, taste, and enjoy this new class!

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Family Fun with Flowers
Fun Fall Arrangements
October 15

Enjoy this popular class as a family outing. Flower arranging is fun and easy. You are never too young or too old to start!

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brightly colored gourds

Botanical Art
Pumpkins and Gourds
October 21 and 22

Learn to use the vibrant colors of fall and apply them to pumpkins and gourds. A great class to improve your washes and glazes.

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Botanical Art for Children Colorful Fall Flowers,
Leaves and Pumpkins
October 22

Introduce children to the wonderful world of botanical art, including fundamentals, drawing skills, and color mixing using graphite and colored pencils.

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Holiday swag laying on a chair

Holiday Décor Series
Begins November 2

Join us in celebrating 100 years of holidays at Filoli in this new series for the home. Create fabulous holiday décor to adorn your house this season.

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