Floral Design Classes

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Flower arranging has long been a tradition at Filoli and began as a way to bring the beautiful, seasonal garden flowers into Filoli’s mansion. We continue that tradition by offering a program for students who want to do the same in their own homes.

Filoli offers comprehensive, hands-on courses that cover techniques, color theory, designing with varying styles, and arranging for special occasions. Fees include all class materials. All classes include a take-home project so students can enjoy their arrangements at home.

No experience needed! Unless a prerequisite is noted, all of Filoli’s classes are open to students with no experience.

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Jan
25
Sat
Arranging with Orchids
Jan 25 @ 10:00am – 1:00pm
Arranging with Orchids

Learn the techniques and get inspiration when making flower arrangements with cut orchids. From all their shapes, colors and sizes, discover new ways to showcase these spectacular blooms like an expert.

Teresa Sabankaya is the author of The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story and owner and creative director of the Bonny Doon Garden Company.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 2-weeks prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 2-weeks prior to a class are non-refundable. Filoli does not issue credits for future classes.

MEETING LOCATION DETAILS

Proceeds from your purchase support Filoli’s mission, from the care of the historic House, magnificent Gardens, and vast Nature Preserve, to the events and programs that will keep Filoli culturally relevant for the next 100 years. Thank you!

Feb
1
Sat
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone
Feb 1 @ 10:00am – 1:00pm
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone

Flower arranging is a fun and creative way to brighten your home and bring the garden indoors. You’ll use a variety of beautiful seasonal blooms as you learn how to cut, condition, arrange and display flowers through insightful demonstrations and hands-on learning. Take home your very own creation for further enjoyment. This is a great class to do with friends or to gift to a friend. All materials included in the fee.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 2-weeks prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee.  Cancellations less than 2-weeks prior to a class are non-refundable.  Filoli does not issue credits for future classes.

MEETING LOCATION DETAILS

Proceeds from your purchase support Filoli’s mission, from the care of the historic House, magnificent Gardens, and vast Nature Preserve, to the events and programs that will keep Filoli culturally relevant for the next 100 years. Thank you!

Feb
23
Sun
Orchid Terrariums
Feb 23 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Orchid Terrariums

Orchids have long bloom times, look fantastic when featured under glass, and are a welcome addition to a kitchen or dining table in the winter months. A glass container, a miniature blooming orchid, and an assortment of small plants and mosses will be provided for you to create your own miniature terrarium.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 2-weeks prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 2-weeks prior to a class are non-refundable. Filoli does not issue credits for future classes.

MEETING LOCATION DETAILS

Proceeds from your purchase support Filoli’s mission, from the care of the historic House, magnificent Gardens, and vast Nature Preserve, to the events and programs that will keep Filoli culturally relevant for the next 100 years. Thank you!

Mar
20
Fri
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone
Mar 20 @ 10:00am – 1:00pm
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone

Flower arranging is a fun and creative way to brighten your home and bring the garden indoors. You’ll use a variety of beautiful seasonal blooms as you learn how to cut, condition, arrange and display flowers through insightful demonstrations and hands-on learning. Take home your very own creation for further enjoyment. This is a great class to do with friends or to gift to a friend. All materials included in the fee.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 2-weeks prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee.  Cancellations less than 2-weeks prior to a class are non-refundable.  Filoli does not issue credits for future classes.

MEETING LOCATION DETAILS

Proceeds from your purchase support Filoli’s mission, from the care of the historic House, magnificent Gardens, and vast Nature Preserve, to the events and programs that will keep Filoli culturally relevant for the next 100 years. Thank you!

Mar
28
Sat
Creative Containers
Mar 28 @ 10:00am – 1:00pm
Creative Containers

Never bore your flowers again! This class focuses on all things that can contain flower arrangements. You’ll be surprised to learn and feel inspired to venture out the box when it comes to displaying your flowers in the fun, whimsical, and elegant container ideas.

Teresa Sabankaya is the author of The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story and owner and creative director of the Bonny Doon Garden Company.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 2-weeks prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 2-weeks prior to a class are non-refundable. Filoli does not issue credits for future classes.

MEETING LOCATION DETAILS

Proceeds from your purchase support Filoli’s mission, from the care of the historic House, magnificent Gardens, and vast Nature Preserve, to the events and programs that will keep Filoli culturally relevant for the next 100 years. Thank you!

Apr
18
Sat
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone
Apr 18 @ 10:00am – 1:00pm
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone

Flower arranging is a fun and creative way to brighten your home and bring the garden indoors. You’ll use a variety of beautiful seasonal blooms as you learn how to cut, condition, arrange and display flowers through insightful demonstrations and hands-on learning. Take home your very own creation for further enjoyment. This is a great class to do with friends or to gift to a friend. All materials included in the fee.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 2-weeks prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee.  Cancellations less than 2-weeks prior to a class are non-refundable.  Filoli does not issue credits for future classes.

MEETING LOCATION DETAILS

Proceeds from your purchase support Filoli’s mission, from the care of the historic House, magnificent Gardens, and vast Nature Preserve, to the events and programs that will keep Filoli culturally relevant for the next 100 years. Thank you!

May
1
Fri
May Day Posies
May 1 @ 10:00am – 1:00pm
May Day Posies

May Day originated as a festival celebrating spring and Floralia, the Roman goddess of flowers. Over time it evolved into a day to gift flowers and treats to neighbors and friends. This May 1, make beautiful spring posies to combine with a special treat from Filoli. A posy is a message bouquet, a ‘greeting card’ made of flowers and herbs. Discover all the heartfelt messages you can send and give to another by using the language of flowers! You’ll make one for yourself and one to gift to a friend. All materials are included in the registration fee.

Teresa Sabankaya is the author of The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story and owner and creative director of the Bonny Doon Garden Company.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 2-weeks prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 2-weeks prior to a class are non-refundable. Filoli does not issue credits for future classes.

MEETING LOCATION DETAILS

Proceeds from your purchase support Filoli’s mission, from the care of the historic House, magnificent Gardens, and vast Nature Preserve, to the events and programs that will keep Filoli culturally relevant for the next 100 years. Thank you!

Image courtesy of Teresa Sabankaya.