Horticulture Classes

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In every season, Filoli’s historic Garden serves as an inspirational setting for horticulture classes. Techniques taught by Filoli’s Garden staff are for the novice home gardener or those in the profession to apply to their own gardening projects.

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Jan
24
Fri
Pruning Hydrangeas
Jan 24 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Pruning Hydrangeas

This class covers terminology, timing, and care for hydrangeas to ensure healthy growth and blooms. Become familiar with basic principles and practices of proper pruning techniques. You too can grow hydrangeas as spectacular as those found in Filoli’s Garden.

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.

Meet the Instructor outside the Visitor Center.

PROGRAM DETAILS AND MATERIALS LIST

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
7
Fri
Rose Care and Pruning
Feb 7 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Rose Care and Pruning

Study Filoli’s rose collection with the Garden staff and learn how they coax fragrant hybrids and heritage varieties into bloom each spring. The class covers terminology, timing, and care for roses to ensure healthy growth and blooms.

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.

Meet the Instructor outside the Visitor Center.

PROGRAM DETAILS AND MATERIALS LIST

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.

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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
Growing Peonies
Mar 20 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Growing Peonies

Using Filoli’s magnificent peony plants as inspiration, learn how to care for tree, Itoh, and herbaceous peonies. This class will cover pruning techniques and fertilizing regimes to ensure healthy growth and blooms, and how to keep pests and diseases at bay.

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.

Meet the instructor outside the Visitor Center.

PROGRAM DETAILS AND MATERIALS LIST

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
27
Fri
Designing a Cutting Garden
Mar 27 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Designing a Cutting Garden

Using Filoli’s cutting garden as inspiration, learn the basics of how to design a cut flower garden that suits your style, space, and needs. Choose and grow a variety of annual and perennial plants to produce cut flowers and foliage all season long. Soil amendment, irrigation, and flower varieties will also be reviewed.

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.

Meet the instructor outside the Visitor Center.

PROGRAM DETAILS AND MATERIALS LIST

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
8
Fri
Edible Container Garden
May 8 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Edible Container Garden

Discover how to design and care for a beautiful container garden. This class will focus on edible flowers and herbs. Container gardens are great for gardening in small spaces and to add a WOW-factor to patios, entryways, and other outdoor areas. Best of all, they provide constant color. You will take home your own container garden. Fee includes materials. Bring gloves, wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to get your hands dirty.

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.

Meet the instructor outside the Visitor Center.

PROGRAM DETAILS AND MATERIALS LIST

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!