Breathtaking Blooms

February 28 – May 11, 2020 Pastel Portraits of Filoli’s Spring Flowers Bay Area artist Deborah Shea paints personality and effervescence into the flowers in Filoli’s spring garden. Shea transforms... Read More

The Spirit of Orchids

January 4 – February 24, 2020 Built as a country estate in 1915, Filoli is recognized internationally for its horticultural excellence. During Filoli’s 2020 Winter Season, orchids will be the... Read More

The Dying Tree Nature’s Legacy: A Home for the Birds of Filoli

Our eyes dismiss a dying tree. We perceive it as useless and an eyesore. Our fears tell us to cut it down and haul it away quickly. How often do... Read More

Filoli House and Gendered Spaces

Drawing rooms were always associated with privacy and limited access. The name derives from its earlier counterpart, ‘withdrawing rooms.’ It was in these rooms that elite, early American families and... Read More