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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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Botanical Art: Graphite Pencil II 9:30 am
Botanical Art: Graphite Pencil II
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Botanical Art: Graphite Pencil II
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Wednesday, August 2, Thursday, August 3 and Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm This class is for those with experience in using the lead holder and will focus on creating … Read More
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Orchard Walks 10:30 am
Orchard Walks
Aug 3 @ 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
NEW! Artist Access Sip-N-Paint 4:00 pm
NEW! Artist Access Sip-N-Paint
Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
NEW! Artist Access Sip-N-Paint
  Participate in this new fun evening format of sipping wine, nibbling tasty treats, painting in the Garden with one of our knowledgeable instructors, and creating a beautiful painting of your very own. The instructor … Read More
Summer Nights 5:00 pm
Summer Nights
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us every Thursday this summer! Filoli is open until 8:00. You can purchase wine & beer and stroll through the gardens. Don’t forget to check out the Filoli Inspirations Sculpture Exhibit throughout the gardens … Read More
Orchard Walks 5:30 pm
Orchard Walks
Aug 3 @ 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
Guided Sculpture Walks (Evenings) 6:00 pm
Guided Sculpture Walks (Evenings)
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 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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Botanical Art: Introduction to Botanical Art 9:30 am
Botanical Art: Introduction to Botanical Art
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Botanical Art: Introduction to Botanical Art
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Have you admired botanical art but questioned whether you could do it? If so, this is just the class for … Read More
Private Event: Garden House Closure 11:00 am
Private Event: Garden House Closure
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
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Private Event: VEC A Closure 9:00 am
Private Event: VEC A Closure
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
VEC A of the Visitors and Education Center will be in use.
Introduction to Stained Glass 9:30 am
Introduction to Stained Glass
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Introduction to Stained Glass
Learn the basics of the copper foil technique and leave with a finished project that you made yourself. In these fun and engaging hands-on classes, you’ll learn about design and patterns, cut and grind glass … Read More
Beekeeping Basics – Extracting Honey (Cancelled) 10:00 am
Beekeeping Basics – Extracting Honey (Cancelled)
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beekeeping Basics – Extracting Honey (Cancelled)
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Instructor: Charlie Blevins Beekeeping Basics Come learn the basics of beekeeping. Classes will cover everything from hive setup to regular maintenance of your colony. No experience … Read More
Children’s Garden Exploration Day (Cancelled) 10:00 am
Children’s Garden Exploration Day (Cancelled)
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Children’s Garden Exploration Day (Cancelled)
Children age 7 through 10 are invited to come, enjoy and learn at Filoli for the day. Activities will teach them about gardens, and the animals and plants that live in them. Children will have … Read More
Private Event: Woodland Garden Court, Green House Lawn, Pool Pavilion Closure 10:00 am
Saturday Nature Hikes 10:00 am
Saturday Nature Hikes
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Nature Hikes
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve … Read More
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days) 11:00 am
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days)
Aug 5 @ 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
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The Property through Time 10:00 am
The Property through Time
Aug 6 @ 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
Jazz at Filoli 1:30 pm
Jazz at Filoli
Aug 6 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Jazz at Filoli
Celebrating world–renowned jazz masters and top talent from the Bay Area in 2017, our 27th year of Sunday afternoon concerts. Enjoy a lively afternoon of ‘Filoli Fun Under the Summer Sun’ in the shade of … Read More
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Guided Sculpture Walks (Days) 11:00 am
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days)
Aug 10 @ 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
Private Event: Woodland Garden Court Closure 2:00 pm
19th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition Artist Reception 5:00 pm
19th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition Artist Reception
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
19th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition Artist Reception
Filoli will host an artist reception to celebrate this remarkable exhibit. Artists are on hand to share their botanical art knowledge and experiences. Listen as the curators share insight into the exhibit and present the … Read More
Summer Nights 5:00 pm
Summer Nights
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us every Thursday this summer! Filoli is open until 8:00. You can purchase wine & beer and stroll through the gardens. Don’t forget to check out the Filoli Inspirations Sculpture Exhibit throughout the gardens … Read More
Photography Workshop Nature (Cancelled) 5:30 pm
Photography Workshop Nature (Cancelled)
Aug 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Photography Workshop Nature (Cancelled)
Looking for both subtle differences and dramatic settings will help students develop a personal approach to representing nature. Wildlife and bird photography will be discussed and demonstrated. Explore the estate and capture “the feeling of … Read More
Garden Tour 6:30 pm
Garden Tour
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for guided tour in Garden and learn about its history, plant collections, Garden features and more. PENDING AVAILABILITY.
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Private Event: VEC A Closure 8:00 am
Private Event: VEC A Closure
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Botanical Art: Watercolor Essentials: Dry Brush and Finishing Touches 9:30 am
Botanical Art: Watercolor Essentials: Dry Brush and Finishing Touches
Aug 11 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Botanical Art: Watercolor Essentials: Dry Brush and Finishing Touches
Bring life to your subjects by mastering the finishing touches! Dry brush techniques are essential to capture the fine details of your botanical subjects. Please bring a painting that you wish to complete or work … Read More
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Set Up: Centennial Gala Ticketed Event
Beekeeping Basics – Summer and Fall Hive Management (Cancelled) 9:30 am
Beekeeping Basics – Summer and Fall Hive Management (Cancelled)
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Beekeeping Basics – Summer and Fall Hive Management (Cancelled)
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Instructors: Bonnie Morse Late summer can bring a variety of problems including increasing mite counts, yellow jacket attacks and lack of forage. Learn to identify the … Read More
Floral Design Styles 9:30 am
Floral Design Styles
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 3:45 pm
Floral Design Styles
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Saturdays, August 12, 19 and 26, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:45 pm Insightful demonstrations and hands-on exercises using seasonal flowers and foliage will teach you to create stunning floral arrangements in an array … Read More
Saturday Nature Hikes 10:00 am
Saturday Nature Hikes
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Nature Hikes
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve … Read More
Orchard Walks 10:30 am
Orchard Walks
Aug 12 @ 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
Centennial Gala – Celebrating 100 Years (Cocktail Hour & Dinner Included) 5:00 pm
Centennial Gala – Celebrating 100 Years (Cocktail Hour & Dinner Included)
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Centennial Gala - Celebrating 100 Years (Cocktail Hour & Dinner Included)
Join Filoli’s friends, colleagues, industry leaders, and corporate partners for a once in a lifetime celebration. Over the past century, Filoli has been a home to 2 prominent families before becoming a national historic treasure … Read More
Centennial Gala – Celebrating 100 Years (Garden Party) 7:00 pm
Centennial Gala – Celebrating 100 Years (Garden Party)
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Centennial Gala - Celebrating 100 Years (Garden Party)
Dance the night away at the Garden Party. It will be a night to celebrate and remember! Join Filoli’s friends, colleagues, industry leaders, and corporate partners for this once in a lifetime celebration. Over the past century, … Read More
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Succulent Care and Culture (Sold Out) 10:30 am
Succulent Care and Culture (Sold Out)
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Succulent Care and Culture (Sold Out)
Discover what it takes to keep these garden and container plants happy and healthy. You learn to care for them, propagate them and how to best use them in the landscape. Start growing these unique … Read More
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The Magic of Succulents 9:30 am
The Magic of Succulents
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Magic of Succulents
For those who are curious about succulents and want to explore the many possibilities of using them in arrangements, this class is for you. Learn how to create beautiful designs using these very versatile and … Read More
Library Chat: “How Old is that Tree?” A Photo Tour of Filoli’s Sentinels 1:30 pm
Library Chat: “How Old is that Tree?” A Photo Tour of Filoli’s Sentinels
Aug 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Library Chat: “How Old is that Tree?” A Photo Tour of Filoli’s Sentinels
By Susan Dunn, Library & Collections and Garden Volunteer. This is a members only event. Seating is limited, REGISTER with the Membership Office M-F 9 am-4 pm, 364-8300 ext. 508
Summer Nights 5:00 pm
Summer Nights
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us every Thursday this summer! Filoli is open until 8:00. You can purchase wine & beer and stroll through the gardens. Don’t forget to check out the Filoli Inspirations Sculpture Exhibit throughout the gardens … Read More
Orchard Walks 5:30 pm
Orchard Walks
Aug 17 @ 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
Guided Sculpture Walks (Evenings) 6:00 pm
Guided Sculpture Walks (Evenings)
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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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Embroidery – Textured Crewelwork (Cancelled) 9:30 am
Embroidery – Textured Crewelwork (Cancelled)
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Embroidery – Textured Crewelwork (Cancelled)
Crewelwork is a great technique for learning and exploring interesting stitches. Using traditional crewel wool, you will learn practice highly textured stitches, such as turkey rug, French knots, coral stitch, woven picots, trellis, and a basic … Read More
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Introduction to Embroidery – Bird (Cancelled) 9:30 am
Introduction to Embroidery – Bird (Cancelled)
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Introduction to Embroidery - Bird (Cancelled)
Discover the artistry of embroidery through hands-on lessons using a range of embroidery stitches that have been used in embroidery through-out the ages.   Listen to interesting historical accounts as you practice stitching. Experiment with a … Read More
Family Fun with Flowers-Planted Baskets 10:30 am
Family Fun with Flowers-Planted Baskets
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Family Fun with Flowers-Planted Baskets
Enjoy these fun classes as a family outing. Flower arranging is creative and easy, and you are never too young or too old to start! Any one-adult-one-child combination can enjoy each other’s company while learning … Read More
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days) 11:00 am
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days)
Aug 19 @ 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
Private Event: Garden House Closure 1:00 pm
Private Event: Garden House Closure
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
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Jazz at Filoli 1:30 pm
Jazz at Filoli
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Jazz at Filoli
Celebrating world–renowned jazz masters and top talent from the Bay Area in 2017, our 27th year of Sunday afternoon concerts. Enjoy a lively afternoon of ‘Filoli Fun Under the Summer Sun’ in the shade of … Read More
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Afternoon Tea at Filoli 1:00 pm
Afternoon Tea at Filoli
Aug 23 @ 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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Calligraphy Workshop Lettering with a Pointed Brush 9:00 am
Calligraphy Workshop Lettering with a Pointed Brush
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Calligraphy Workshop Lettering with a Pointed Brush
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Thursdays, August 24 through September 21 (except August 31), 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm While using western letterforms inspired by the pointed brush, students will learn various ways to add shadows and … Read More
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days) 11:00 am
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days)
Aug 24 @ 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
Artist Access 4:00 pm
Artist Access
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Artist Access
Filoli extends the opportunity for artists and photographers to experience the quiet beauty and stunning vistas of this rare and historical country estate. Individuals may have access to the Garden on a select day each … Read More
Art, Ornaments, and Hardscape in the Garden 5:00 pm
Art, Ornaments, and Hardscape in the Garden
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Art, Ornaments, and Hardscape in the 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: Jim Salyards We tell the stories about the decorative pieces in the … Read More
FIloli Inspirations Artist Reception 5:00 pm
FIloli Inspirations Artist Reception
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FIloli Inspirations Artist Reception
A special evening is planned for the artists and our guests. There will be sculptors and docents on hand to share their knowledge, experiences and insight and, complimenting the evening, will be a variety of … Read More
Summer Nights 5:00 pm
Summer Nights
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us every Thursday this summer! Filoli is open until 8:00. You can purchase wine & beer and stroll through the gardens. Don’t forget to check out the Filoli Inspirations Sculpture Exhibit throughout the gardens … Read More
Sunset Hikes 6:00 pm
Sunset Hikes
Aug 24 @ 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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Floral Arranging with Seasonal Fruits and Veggies 9:30 am
Floral Arranging with Seasonal Fruits and Veggies
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Floral Arranging with Seasonal Fruits and Veggies
The garden this time of year is full of colorful fruits and veggies such as apples, citrus, squash, peppers, artichokes and more. Bring the garden into your floral arrangements by using these wonderful garden gifts … Read More
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The Art of Paper Flowers and Décor: The Secrets of the Cosmos 9:30 am
The Art of Paper Flowers and Décor: The Secrets of the Cosmos
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Art of Paper Flowers and Décor: The Secrets of the Cosmos
Using a variety of colorful crepe paper learn to create beautiful and realistic garden cosmos flowers in different hues and finishes. The instructor will also demonstrate how to create a delicate cosmos leaf. Each student … Read More
Orchard Walks 10:30 am
Orchard Walks
Aug 26 @ 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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Botanical Art: Fruit from the Orchard 9:30 am
Botanical Art: Fruit from the Orchard
Aug 29 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Botanical Art: Fruit from the Orchard
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm The orchard at Filoli covers 6.8 acres and contains heirloom fruit varieties of both familiar and uncommon fruits. With more … Read More
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Private Event: Dining Room Terrace, Rooms ABC, Lane Courtyard 1:00 pm
Summer Nights 5:00 pm
Summer Nights
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us every Thursday this summer! Filoli is open until 8:00. You can purchase wine & beer and stroll through the gardens. Don’t forget to check out the Filoli Inspirations Sculpture Exhibit throughout the gardens … Read More