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W. Gary Smith, Nests: Patterns from Nature

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

May 10 – November 10, 2019 An Environmental Art Exhibition in the Garden and Nature Preserve W. Gary Smith is an artist and landscape architect with a simple mission – creating meaningful encounters between people, plants, and the natural world. Gary’s exhibition at Filoli features forms inspired by both patterns in nature and nesting animals. … Read More

Sara Friedlander, American Women: Birds of im/Migration

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

May 10 – November 10, 2019 Art Exhibition in the Visitor Center Inspired by her own grandmother’s immigration journey, Santa Cruz artist Sara Friedlander has created visual narratives to honor the courageous women who left their homelands and families behind, often under great duress. Most spoke no English and holding steadfast to their hopes for … Read More

Filoli’s Irish Connections

Saturday, March 16, 2019

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17 we at Filoli wanted to highlight the close connections between Filoli and Ireland.  William and Agnes Bourn the builders of Filoli also owned another amazing estate: Muckross in Ireland. The murals here in the Filoli ballroom depict the Muckross House and the surrounding area. Their only … Read More

21st Annual Botanical Art Exhibition

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

March 1 – May 5, 2019 Through the display and interpretation of historical collections and the work of contemporary botanical artists, Filoli’s Botanical Art program connects visitors to this art form’s intricate beauty and historical importance. Filoli’s annual exhibition is one of the West Coast’s most prominent botanical art exhibitions and includes artists from around … Read More

Orchids: Glorious and Grand

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

January 6 – February 24, 2019   Built as a country estate in 1915, Filoli is recognized internationally for its horticultural excellence. During Filoli’s 2019 Winter Season, orchids will be the feature of lush floral displays and living arrangements, and unique species plants and cultivars will fill the Historic House and Greenhouse. To complement the … Read More