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Filoli Inspirations – Sculpture Exhibit in the Garden 12:00 am
Filoli Inspirations – Sculpture Exhibit in the Garden
May 16 @ 12:00 am – Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm
Filoli Inspirations - Sculpture Exhibit in the Garden
Tuesday, May 16 through Sunday, November 5 To commemorate Filoli’s 2017 Centennial of the Garden, this year’s outdoor sculpture exhibit is inspired by the Bourn’s collection of turn-of-the-century garden art and accessories. The exhibit features … Read More
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Bird Walks 9:00 am
Bird Walks
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Walks
Saturday, June 17, or Thursdays, May 11 or June 8, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Members of the Sequoia Audubon Society and Friends of Filoli Enter the world of fly catchers, grosbeaks, swallows, … Read More
Oil Painting Workshop Plein Air in the Nature Preserve (Sold Out) 9:30 am
Oil Painting Workshop Plein Air in the Nature Preserve (Sold Out)
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Oil Painting Workshop Plein Air in the Nature Preserve (Sold Out)
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Thursday, June 8 through Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Plein air is French for “in the open air.” It is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, … Read More
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Saturday Nature Hikes 10:00 am
Saturday Nature Hikes
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Nature Hikes
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve has over seven … Read More
2017 A Year in the Garden Series 10:30 am
2017 A Year in the Garden Series
Jun 10 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
2017 A Year in the Garden Series
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Saturdays, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 20, June 10, July 15, August 12 and September 16, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm (with a 30 minute lunch break at 12:30 – see … Read More
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The Property through Time 10:00 am
The Property through Time
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Property through Time
Sundays, May 7, June 11, August 6 or October 1, Fridays, June 23 or July 21, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Discover how the families that lived at Filoli … Read More
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Introduction to Painting with Acrylics 9:30 am
Introduction to Painting with Acrylics
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Introduction to Painting with Acrylics
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Wednesdays, June 14 through August 23 (except July 5), 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm This class will teach your eyes to see color in new ways and give you the basic skills … Read More
Veggie Garden Basics 10:30 am
Veggie Garden Basics
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Veggie Garden Basics
Bring diversity to your garden by growing a variety of vegetables. Learn how to grow vegetables in containers and throughout your garden. Special attention will be paid to planning and designing for a year-round harvest … Read More
Citrus Care 1:30 pm
Citrus Care
Jun 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Citrus Care
Find out about the cultivation and care of citrus. Discover why pruning, training, fertilization and pest control are so important. Learn how to insure your citrus bears a healthy crop of delicious fruit each year. … Read More
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Pen and Ink (sold out) 9:30 am
Pen and Ink (sold out)
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Pen and Ink (sold out)
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm The basics of pen–and–ink techniques are taught through an engaging curriculum of lectures, demonstrations, and hands–on exercises. Begin your studies … Read More
Filoli—a National Public Garden 5:00 pm
Filoli—a National Public Garden
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Filoli—a National Public Garden
Refreshments in the service courtyard from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Lecture begins at 6:00 pm in the Visitor and Education Center. Presenter: Kara Newport Executive Director Kara Newport will share perspective on Filoli’s garden … Read More
Orchard Walks 5:30 pm
Orchard Walks
Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Orchard Walks
Days: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Thursdays, August 3, September 14 and October 19 Saturdays, June 24, July 15, August 12, 26, September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 21, 28 Evenings: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm … Read More
Photography Workshop Introduction to Garden Photography (Cancelled) 5:30 pm
Photography Workshop Introduction to Garden Photography (Cancelled)
Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Photography Workshop Introduction to Garden Photography (Cancelled)
Join master photographer Conrad Johnson as he shares 48 years of professional skill. Achieving the right point of view and time of day is the key to great garden photos. Discover the classic approach to … Read More
Guided Sculpture Walks (Evenings) 6:00 pm
Guided Sculpture Walks (Evenings)
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Guided Sculpture Walks (Evenings)
Days: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (except on evening walk dates – see below), 2nd and 4th Thursday and 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, May 25 through November 4 (except June 3) Evenings: … Read More
Sunset Hikes 6:00 pm
Sunset Hikes
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunset Hikes
Thursdays, June 15, July 6, 20, August 3, 17, 24, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Experience the tranquility of Filoli’s nature preserve in the light of the setting sun. … Read More
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Flower Arrangements and Table Settings Summer Entertaining 9:30 am
Flower Arrangements and Table Settings Summer Entertaining
Jun 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Flower Arrangements and Table Settings Summer Entertaining
Set the mood for your next special occasion meal, from intimate and formal to festive and free-wheeling, with the right display of flowers and table settings. They are sure to make it memorable. Flower arrangements … Read More
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Bird Walks 9:00 am
Bird Walks
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Walks
Saturday, June 17, or Thursdays, May 11 or June 8, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Members of the Sequoia Audubon Society and Friends of Filoli Enter the world of fly catchers, grosbeaks, swallows, … Read More
Garden Up a Wall 9:30 am
Garden Up a Wall
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Garden Up a Wall
Learn how to create living botanical art. For those short on floor space or just interested in adding some greenery to your walls, this class is for you. Baylor Chapman is the author of The … Read More
Botanical Art for Children-Vibrant Summer Flowers 10:00 am
Botanical Art for Children-Vibrant Summer Flowers
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Botanical Art for Children-Vibrant Summer Flowers
Children age 10 and older are introduced to the wonderful world of botanical art, including fundamental principles, drawing skills and color mixing using graphite pencil and colored pencils. Each class begins with a walk through … Read More
Saturday Nature Hikes 10:00 am
Saturday Nature Hikes
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Nature Hikes
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve has over seven … Read More
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days) 11:00 am
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days)
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days)
Days: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (except on evening walk dates – see below), 2nd and 4th Thursday and 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, May 25 through November 4 (except June 3) Evenings: … Read More
Meet the Sculptors 11:00 am
Meet the Sculptors
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meet the Sculptors
Stroll the Garden and meet the artists as you explore this remarkable exhibit. Find out how the theme of this year’s exhibit excited and filled them with enthusiasm while you learn about their techniques and … Read More
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Jazz at Filoli 1:30 pm
Jazz at Filoli
Jun 18 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Jazz at Filoli
  June 18 — Father’s Day The Mel Martin All-Star Big Band featuring Vocalist Tiffany Austin We love starting big and there’s nothing like the thrill of a big band to get juices flowing! We … Read More
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Watercolor and Gouache Workshop Roses 9:30 am
Watercolor and Gouache Workshop Roses
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Watercolor and Gouache Workshop Roses
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm With over 300 rose plants in the Rose Garden at Filoli, there is a spectacular assortment to choose from. Discover … Read More
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Techniques: Field Studies (Cancelled) 9:30 am
Techniques: Field Studies (Cancelled)
Jun 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Techniques: Field Studies (Cancelled)
Observational sketches used as studies for future paintings are very important when working in the field. Students inspect plants by looking at the parts and posture, both of which are important when making an accurate … Read More
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New Series: Floral Scents and Arrangements 9:30 am
New Series: Floral Scents and Arrangements
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
New Series: Floral Scents and Arrangements
There is one session per season, Summer, Fall, Winter, for this course. The dates are Thursday June 22, 2017, 9:30 am–2:30 pm, Thursday, September 21, 2017, 9:30 am–2:30 pm, and Thursday, November 9, 2017, 9:30 … Read More
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days) 11:00 am
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days)
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days)
Days: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (except on evening walk dates – see below), 2nd and 4th Thursday and 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, May 25 through November 4 (except June 3) Evenings: … Read More
Silent Film accompanied by pianist Frederick Hodges 5:00 pm
Silent Film accompanied by pianist Frederick Hodges
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Silent Film accompanied by pianist Frederick Hodges
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR Silent Film Night “The General” Have you ever wondered what people did a hundred years ago for fun? When the Bourns built Filoli a century ago, people went to … Read More
Orchard Walks 5:30 pm
Orchard Walks
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Orchard Walks
Days: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Thursdays, August 3, September 14 and October 19 Saturdays, June 24, July 15, August 12, 26, September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 21, 28 Evenings: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm … Read More
Art Walks (Evenings) 6:00 pm
Art Walks (Evenings)
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Art Walks (Evenings)
Wednesdays, March 15, May 17, July 19, or September 20, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Thursdays, June 8 (cancelled), 22 (cancelled), July 13, 27, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Guide: David Landsidle, Filoli Docent … Read More
Garden Tour 6:30 pm
Garden Tour
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Garden Tour
Join us for guided tour in Garden and learn about its history, plant collections, Garden features and more. PENDING AVAILABILITY.
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Botanical Art: Roses 9:30 am
Botanical Art: Roses
Jun 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Botanical Art: Roses
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017, 9:30 am–3:30 pm Filoli’s rose garden has more than 600 plants, including hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas, shrub roses and modern English roses. A wide selection … Read More
The Property through Time 10:00 am
The Property through Time
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Property through Time
Sundays, May 7, June 11, August 6 or October 1, Fridays, June 23 or July 21, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Discover how the families that lived at Filoli … Read More
Step Back in Time 5:00 pm
Step Back in Time
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Step Back in Time
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 … Read More
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Modern Floral Design 9:30 am
Modern Floral Design
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Modern Floral Design
There are so many periods in time that influence and inspire the floral designs of today. This class will focus on the most prominent of those European influences: Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Georgian and Victorian, and … Read More
Saturday Nature Hikes 10:00 am
Saturday Nature Hikes
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Nature Hikes
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve has over seven … Read More
Orchard Walks 10:30 am
Orchard Walks
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Orchard Walks
Days: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Thursdays, August 3, September 14 and October 19 Saturdays, June 24, July 15, August 12, 26, September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 21, 28 Evenings: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm … Read More
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Afternoon Tea at Filoli 1:00 pm
Afternoon Tea at Filoli
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Afternoon Tea at Filoli
Reservations are made through Member Services, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am 4:00 pm, (650) 3648300, ext. 508. Experience this lovely tradition in the relaxing and gracious ambiance of Filoli. Enjoy delicious sandwiches, seasonal salads, scones with fresh lemon … Read More
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A Night At The Opera 5:00 pm
A Night At The Opera
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The singers of First Street Opera will fill The Ballroom with a selection of pieces both the Bourns and Roths, as longtime supporters of the opera, would have enjoyed. Did you know that Mr. Bourn … Read More
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