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What’s Blooming

Monday, December 4, 2017

THE FORMAL GARDEN Flowers are one of the most pronounced markers of the progression of time in a garden. Each week, the Head of Horticulture, Jim Salyards scouts the Garden for amazing blooms and features our favorites here. Check back often to see what we have in store for your next visit to Filoli.   … Read More

20th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition: A Palette of Flowers

Thursday, November 2, 2017

February 23 – May 20, 2018 Filoli’s 20th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition celebrates the abundance of spring flowers in the Estate’s magnificent historic Garden. The beautiful and extraordinarily accurate flower portraits are painted by international and local artists, some of them graduates of Filoli’s Botanical Art Certificate Program. Media used to create botanical paintings include … Read More

Black & White Photography Exhibition: Filoli Unlocked

Thursday, November 2, 2017

January 9 – February 18, 2018 For the first time ever, Filoli is opening its doors in the winter, unlocking the secret beauty of a garden at rest. In celebration, the Filoli Unlocked exhibition will feature photographs of gates, doors, garden objects, and hidden and historic architecture.  Black and white photography offers an unexpected view … Read More

Muckross Line Available at Filoli

Thursday, September 28, 2017

In 1910, William Bourn purchased the beautiful Muckross estate in Ireland as a wedding present for his daughter Maude. Muckross served as his inspiration to build Filoli in the country overlooking the Crystal Springs Reservoir. Like Filoli, Muckross is a historic House and Garden worth preserving and celebrating. Visitors of Muckross can still see spinning … Read More

The Mansion at Filoli is Cool, Daddy-o

Saturday, September 2, 2017

By Joan Jordan, Chair of Garden Lecture Series and Co-chair of Self-guided Docent Committee THE HOUSE—Come in and cool off in the mansion at Filoli. When the temperature rises above 90 degrees in the amazing gardens on the property, come inside to cool off.  That’s not what one normally expects – usually summer temperatures outside, … Read More