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Filoli Inspirations – Sculpture Exhibit in the Garden 12:00am
Filoli Inspirations – Sculpture Exhibit in the Garden
May 16 @ 12:00am – Nov 5 @ 5:00pm
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
The Property through Time 10:00am
The Property through Time
Oct 1 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
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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Watercolor and Gouache Workshop Small Bird Nests 9:30am
Watercolor and Gouache Workshop Small Bird Nests
Oct 3 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
Watercolor and Gouache Workshop Small Bird Nests
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4, , 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm If you have wanted to try painting the details of dry botanicals along with the weavings of a bird … Read More
Library Chat: Filoli’s Vineyard 1:30pm
Library Chat: Filoli’s Vineyard
Oct 3 @ 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Library Chat: Filoli’s Vineyard
By Carolyn Curtis, Orchard Interpretation and House & Garden Docent. Tucked into a far corner of our historic Gentlemen’s Orchard is a collection of dozens of American hybrid table grapes, mostly varieties of which you … Read More
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New Series: Floral Scents and Arrangements 9:30am
New Series: Floral Scents and Arrangements
Oct 4 @ 9:30am – 2:30pm
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, October 4, 2017, 9:30 am–2:30 pm, and Thursday, November 9, 2017, 9:30 … Read More
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Botanical Art: Watercolor Essentials: Dry Brush and Finishing 9:30am
Botanical Art: Watercolor Essentials: Dry Brush and Finishing
Oct 5 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
Botanical Art: Watercolor Essentials: Dry Brush and Finishing
Bring life to your subjects by mastering the finishing touches! Dry brush techniques are essential to capture the fine details of your botanical subjects. This class is held in the Roth Room on the second … Read More
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Ikebana: Introduction to Moribana 9:30am
Ikebana: Introduction to Moribana
Oct 6 @ 9:30am – 4:00pm
Ikebana: Introduction to Moribana
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Fridays and Saturday, October 6 and 7, 2017, 9:30 am–4:00 pm Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) is noted for perfect proportions and dramatic use of negative space. The world’s top floral designers recognize that … Read More
Nature Discovery Series (Fridays) (Cancelled) 1:00pm
Nature Discovery Series (Fridays) (Cancelled)
Oct 6 @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Nature Discovery Series (Fridays) (Cancelled)
Fridays, October 6 through November 3 (except October 13) or Saturdays, October 7 through November 4 (except October 14), 2017, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Instructors: Filoli Nature Education Docents Join this exciting new program … Read More
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Beekeeping Basics – Overwintering Your Hives (Cancelled) 10:00am
Beekeeping Basics – Overwintering Your Hives (Cancelled)
Oct 7 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Beekeeping Basics – Overwintering Your Hives (Cancelled)
Beekeeping Basics Instructors: Charlie Blevins Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Come learn the basics of beekeeping. Classes will cover everything from hive setup to regular maintenance of your colony. No experience … Read More
Saturday Nature Hikes 10:00am
Saturday Nature Hikes
Oct 7 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday Nature Hikes
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, September 16, and 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature … Read More
Native Plant Dyes 10:30am
Native Plant Dyes
Oct 7 @ 10:30am – 12:30pm
Native Plant Dyes
There is an abundance of native California plans that can be used to create natural dyes. Learn about the species that yield dye, how to extract the dyes and finally how to apply them to … Read More
Orchard Walks 10:30am
Orchard Walks
Oct 7 @ 10:30am – 12:00pm
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
Nature Discovery Series (Saturdays) (Cancelled) 1:00pm
Nature Discovery Series (Saturdays) (Cancelled)
Oct 7 @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Nature Discovery Series (Saturdays) (Cancelled)
Fridays, October 6 through November 3 (except October 13) or Saturdays, October 7 through November 4 (except October 14), 2017, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Instructors: Filoli Nature Education Docents Join this exciting new program … Read More
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Guided Sculpture Walks (Days) 11:00am
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days)
Oct 12 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
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 and … Read More
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Saturday Nature Hikes 10:00am
Saturday Nature Hikes
Oct 14 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday Nature Hikes
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, September 16, and 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature … Read More
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Botanical Art: Colored Pencil Taster Day for Beginners (Cancelled) 9:30am
Botanical Art: Colored Pencil Taster Day for Beginners (Cancelled)
Oct 17 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
Botanical Art: Colored Pencil Taster Day for Beginners (Cancelled)
Enjoy this whistle stop introduction to the materials and the techniques Ann uses to produce her vibrant, contemporary illustrations with colored pencils. She will guide you through the minefield of materials and their uses, and … Read More
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Botanical Art: Colored Pencil Master Class: Tactile Textures, Tips and Tricks (Cancelled) 9:30am
Botanical Art: Colored Pencil Master Class: Tactile Textures, Tips and Tricks (Cancelled)
Oct 18 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
Botanical Art: Colored Pencil Master Class: Tactile Textures, Tips and Tricks (Cancelled)
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Wednesday, October 18 through Friday, October 20, 2017, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Immerse yourself for three days with Ann while she demonstrates a variety of techniques to help you create realistic … Read More
Fall Planting for Spring Colors 10:30am
Fall Planting for Spring Colors
Oct 18 @ 10:30am – 12:30pm
Fall Planting for Spring Colors
Fall is the time to plant for a beautiful spring display. Learn Filoli’s tricks for selecting and planting spring pots and beds. Each participant plants a pot of annuals to take home for a delightful … Read More
Japanese Maple Tree Pruning and Care 1:30pm
Japanese Maple Tree Pruning and Care
Oct 18 @ 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Japanese Maple Tree Pruning and Care
Proper techniques for pruning your Japanese maples in a manner that is both aesthetically pleasing and horticulturally sound will be taught in this class.  You will learn the proper timing of Japanese maple pruning depending … Read More
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Orchard Walks 10:30am
Orchard Walks
Oct 19 @ 10:30am – 12:00pm
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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Sketchbook Weekend (Cancelled) 9:30am
Sketchbook Weekend (Cancelled)
Oct 20 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
Sketchbook Weekend (Cancelled)
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Get out your sketchbooks and create memories of the beautiful sites of Filoli. Begin each day indoors as the instructor … Read More
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Floral Inspirations from the Autumn Garden 9:30am
Floral Inspirations from the Autumn Garden
Oct 21 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
Floral Inspirations from the Autumn Garden
Let the bounty of the autumn garden inspire us as together we create lush, billowy arrangements in a rustic garden urn.  We will incorporate vibrant foliage, branches, flowers and seasonal accents into our designs.  Please … Read More
Fall Mosaic Workshop (Cancelled) 10:00am
Fall Mosaic Workshop (Cancelled)
Oct 21 @ 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fall Mosaic Workshop (Cancelled)
MULTI-DAY CLASS:  Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 Create a mosaic to enjoy and use this season, or give as a gift!  Maybe a terra cotta pot with autumn leaves & acorns, a wall hanging … Read More
Saturday Nature Hikes 10:00am
Saturday Nature Hikes
Oct 21 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday Nature Hikes
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, September 16, and 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature … Read More
Family Fun with Flowers-Holiday Arrangements (Cancelled) 10:30am
Family Fun with Flowers-Holiday Arrangements (Cancelled)
Oct 21 @ 10:30am – 12:00pm
Family Fun with Flowers-Holiday Arrangements (Cancelled)
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
Orchard Walks 10:30am
Orchard Walks
Oct 21 @ 10:30am – 12:00pm
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 (Days) 11:00am
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days)
Oct 21 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
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 and … Read More
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Annual Nursery Plant Sale
Annual Nursery Plant Sale
Oct 24 – Oct 29 all-day
Annual Nursery Plant Sale
The Annual Nursery Plant sale is just days away! In order to make room for new winter plants we are having a 50% discount on all nursery annuals, perennials and succulents. Visit the Clock Tower … Read More
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Afternoon Tea at Filoli 1:00pm
Afternoon Tea at Filoli
Oct 25 @ 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Afternoon Tea at Filoli
Experience this lovely tradition in the relaxing and gracious ambiance of Filoli. Enjoy delicious sandwiches, seasonal salads, scones with fresh lemon curd and pastries presented on linen tablecloths. Tea is served in our beautiful collection … Read More
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Guided Sculpture Walks (Days) 11:00am
Guided Sculpture Walks (Days)
Oct 26 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
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 and … Read More
Artist Access 3:00pm
Artist Access
Oct 26 @ 3:00pm – 6:00pm
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
Orchard Walks 4:30pm
Orchard Walks
Oct 26 @ 4:30pm – 6:00pm
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: Thursdays, 15, 22, July 6, … Read More
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Embroidery – Monograms 9:30am
Embroidery – Monograms
Oct 27 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
Embroidery – Monograms
Discover how to monogram a letter on a household linen or holiday gift. This class will teach students how to pas and satin stich a monogram and add details like eyelets and trailing. There will … Read More
Watercolor Workshop: The Fabulous Fall Palette 9:30am
Watercolor Workshop: The Fabulous Fall Palette
Oct 27 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
Watercolor Workshop: The Fabulous Fall Palette
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Be guided through a floral image from start to finish as the instructor explains composition, approach and technique so you … Read More
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Photography Workshop Garden Portrait (Cancelled) 8:30am
Photography Workshop Garden Portrait (Cancelled)
Oct 28 @ 8:30am – 11:00am
Photography Workshop Garden Portrait (Cancelled)
A garden setting is such a perfect setting for taking portrait photographs. Picking the right spot with the right light is paramount in capturing images of family and friends in the garden setting. Using the … Read More
Botanical Art: Studio Time 9:30am
Botanical Art: Studio Time
Oct 28 @ 9:30am – 1:00pm
Botanical Art: Studio Time
This studio format is for students who would like to get the extra help they need. Bring your work–in–progress and/or homework assignment to get instruction and guidance with your drawing and painting techniques. This class … Read More
Embroidery – Stumpwork: Fuchsia 9:30am
Embroidery – Stumpwork: Fuchsia
Oct 28 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
Embroidery – Stumpwork:  Fuchsia
Stumpwork is a raised embroidery technique that became popular in the 17th century. In this class Fuchsia wired elements are stitched and added to a padded satin stitch and raised stem band to create a … Read More
Saturday Nature Hikes 10:00am
Saturday Nature Hikes
Oct 28 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday Nature Hikes
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, September 16, and 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature … Read More
Orchard Walks 10:30am
Orchard Walks
Oct 28 @ 10:30am – 12:00pm
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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