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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Jun
28
Fri
Summer Pruning
Jun 28 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Summer Pruning

This class is sold out. Please contact Filoli to be added to the wait list: 650-364-8300 option 1.

Seasonal pruning is essential and this class will target various types of pruning that needs to be performed during the summer months. Pruning techniques will be discussed on a range of plants such as spring flowering shrubs, roses, wisteria, and fruit trees.

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!

 

Jul
12
Fri
Camellia Pruning and Care
Jul 12 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Camellia Pruning and Care

Now that the blooms are gone, it’s time to ensure continued growth and new buds. Learn the practices of camellia pruning and care through an informative walk, talk, and demonstration. Renovation techniques will also be discussed.

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.

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!

Aug
8
Thu
Succulent Care and Culture
Aug 8 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Succulent Care and Culture

This class is sold out. Please contact Filoli to be added to the wait list: 650-364-8300 option 1

Discover what it takes to keep these garden and container plants happy and healthy. Learn to care for, propagate, and best use succulents in the landscape. Start growing these unique water-wise plants today. Each student will take home cuttings to grow at home.

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.

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!

Wine and Design: Succulent Terrariums
Aug 8 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Wine and Design: Succulent Terrariums

Design a unique succulent terrarium inspired by our great oceans and tide pools; perfect to place in a bright space at home. Discuss design technique, material choices, and care requirements. Held in Filoli’s Garden, this class is a wonderful way to get creative after your workday or to explore new activities with a friend. A glass of wine and all materials are included in the registration fee.

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Image courtesy of Leslie Anderson

 

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.

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!

Sep
7
Sat
Fall Containers
Sep 7 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fall Containers

Discover how to design and care for a beautiful container garden for fall. Container gardens are great for small spaces and add a WOW-factor to patios, entryways, and other outdoor areas. Best of all, they provide constant color. Create your own container garden to take home.

Bring gloves, wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to get your hands dirty.

Program Details and Materials List

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.

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!

Oct
18
Fri
Japanese Maple Pruning
Oct 18 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Japanese Maple Pruning

Learn proper techniques for pruning your Japanese maples in a manner that is both aesthetically pleasing and horticulturally sound. The class will cover the best timing of Japanese maple pruning depending upon the outcome you desire, how to open and “sculpt” your tree and, the different approaches to pruning a “focal point” specimen versus a background tree.

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.

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!

Nov
9
Sat
Planting Bulbs for Spring
Nov 9 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Planting Bulbs for Spring

Get a better understanding about the world of spring bulbs and their culture and place in the landscape. Learn about Filoli’s bulb program, the process of installation, and the final display, and all the inside “secrets” for making this spring show happen. Plant a mixed container of bulbs for your spring garden. Fee includes bulbs and container.

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.

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!