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Daffodil Daydreams

When:
02/24/2018 @ 10:00am – 5:00pm
2018-02-24T10:00:00-08:00
2018-02-24T17:00:00-08:00
Daffodil Daydreams

Filoli’s daffodils wait underground, like hidden treasures, to be rediscovered each year by visitors. Filoli has over 200 different types of modern and historic daffodils planted in Garden and fields. This diversity is one of the reasons that Filoli is recognized as an American Daffodil Society official display garden.

To celebrate the emergence of these treasures, and the opening of Filoli’s Spring Season: Palette of Flowers, you are invited to participate in free walks, hikes, workshops, and floral demonstrations. See and smell the dazzling display of daffodils in the Visitor Center presented by Filoli and the Northern California Daffodil Society. Families are invited to participate in craft activities, a watercolor workshop, and to explore nature together on the Estate Trail and in the Garden using a new scavenger hunt.

All Daffodil Daydreams activities are free with paid admission to Filoli. Advance online reservations are recommended for activities with limited capacity. Reservations are not taken for drop-in activities.

Saturday, February 24

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm | Children’s Crafts, Drop-in
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm | How It’s Made: House Floral Arrangements, Pam Conner, House Floral Arranger, Drop-in
    Filoli’s House Floral Arranger recreates from start to finish one of the spectacular arrangements in the House.
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Daffodil Walk, Melissa Reading, NCA Daffodil Society, SOLD OUT – Registration Closed
    Filoli has over 200 different types of known daffodils planted in the ground and in pots; explore the varieties and cultivars in the collection on this walk.
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Intermediate Mushroom Hike, George Caughey, VEC Terrace, Online Registration
    For the mushroom enthusiast interested in identifying the fungi fruiting on Filoli’s Nature Preserve.
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm | Budding Artists Watercolor Workshop, Laurie Johnson, Online Registration
    Beginning artists will use spring flowers from Filoli’s Garden while learning the basic steps of composing, sketching, and painting with watercolors.

Sunday, February 25

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm | Children’s Crafts, Drop-in
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm | How It’s Made: House Floral Arrangements, Nyna Dolby, House Floral Arranger, Drop-in
    Filoli’s House Floral Arranger recreates from start to finish one of the spectacular arrangements in the House.
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm | Daffodil Walk, Jim Salyards, Filoli Head of Horticulture, VEC Terrace, SOLD OUT – Registration Closed
    Tour the formal parterres, containers, and flowering fields and hear how Filoli’s exceptional collection of historic and modern daffodils varieties are planted and cared for.
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Beginners Mushroom Hike, Mary Anne Leary, Nature Education Coordinator, SOLD OUT – Registration Closed
    Learn about the prolific and important ecosystems of fungi and how to spot mushrooms on the forest floor.
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Lecture: Growing Daffodils in your Garden, Nancy Tackett, NCA Daffodil Society, Drop-in
    Learn how easy it is to grow the daffodils that can thrive in your Bay Area garden.