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Calendar of Events

Enjoy an unforgettable experience year-round at Filoli Historic House and Garden! We invite you to experience the incredible lineup for 2018. The still beauty of the winter season focuses on unlocking Filoli to showcase behind-the-scenes opportunities. Come spring, the Garden is bursting with a beautiful palette of flowers. This summer, we will celebrate the Colors of California which will be highlighted by the Flower Show and two outstanding art exhibitions. Fall will boast a golden harvest when we will invite guests to learn more about the agrarian past of the estate. Finally, there will be a luminous display for the holidays, expanding on our new Holidays at Filoli program from 2017.

We also regularly host rotating exhibits and afternoon teas. Why not take a class from an expert artist or gardener? There are many reasons to return to Filoli! So whether you are on vacation, exploring local landmarks, or looking for a place to relax, Filoli is the perfect place to make memories with family and friends. See the calendar below to learn more about what’s happening during your next visit.


Learn about Spring at Filoli

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Closed
Closed
Apr 2 all-day
Visitor Hours Filoli is open to visitors from Tuesday through Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Last admission is 4:30pm. Please check in at the Visitor Center before visiting the historic House and Garden. Free for … Read More
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Colored Pencil I – (Sold Out) 9:30am
Colored Pencil I – (Sold Out)
Apr 5 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
Colored Pencil I - (Sold Out)
MULTI-DAY CLASS: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 5, 6, 7, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Learn colored pencil techniques while making study pages for future reference. Instruction covers different types of pencils and papers, color theory, hands-on learning … Read More
Filoli Travel Program – Information Session 5:00pm
Filoli Travel Program – Information Session
Apr 5 @ 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Filoli Travel Program - Information Session @ Visitor and Education Center
We are pleased to announce our next destination—Magical Christmas Markets of Austria and Germany. Nothing is more magical than Christmas on the Danube. Come sail with us on December 1st. If you like, you can … Read More
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Floral Design Styles 9:30am
Floral Design Styles
Apr 6 @ 9:30am – 3:45pm
Floral Design Styles
MULTI-DAY CLASS: Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, 9:30 am – 3:45 pm Dining room tables aren’t the only place to display floral arrangements! Learn to create a variety of arrangements to fit many locations. Insightful demonstrations and … Read More
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Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone 9:30am
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone
Apr 7 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
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 … Read More
Nature Hike 11:00am
Nature Hike
Apr 7 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Nature Hike
Experience the beauty and tranquility of Filoli’s Nature Preserve while viewing the wildlife and plants in their native habitats. Nature Education Docents lead hikers through chaparral, oak woodlands, riparian corridors, and redwood groves. Return every … Read More
Greenhouse Tour 2:00pm
Greenhouse Tour
Apr 7 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Greenhouse Tour
This is a very special opportunity to tour Filoli’s historic greenhouses with a Filoli docent and learn the history of the greenhouses and nursery, their historic and present uses, and view the incredible plant collections. … Read More
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Property Through Time Hike 2:00pm
Property Through Time Hike
Apr 8 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Property Through Time Hike
Discover how the families used the Estate and Nature Preserve and connect with the pastoral landscapes that captivated the Bourns over 100 years ago. Docents lead a hike to landmarks, including the flume and pond, … Read More
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Closed
Closed
Apr 9 all-day
Visitor Hours Filoli is open to visitors from Tuesday through Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Last admission is 4:30pm. Please check in at the Visitor Center before visiting the historic House and Garden. Free for … Read More
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Graphite I (Sold Out) 9:30am
Graphite I (Sold Out)
Apr 13 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
Graphite I (Sold Out)
MULTI-DAY CLASS: Fridays, April 13, 20, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, April 27, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm In this class our goal will be to achieve precise details and smooth continuous tone in graphite. Emphasis … Read More
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Nature Hike 11:00am
Nature Hike
Apr 14 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Nature Hike
Experience the beauty and tranquility of Filoli’s Nature Preserve while viewing the wildlife and plants in their native habitats. Nature Education Docents lead hikers through chaparral, oak woodlands, riparian corridors, and redwood groves. Return every … Read More
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Property Through Time Hike 2:00pm
Property Through Time Hike
Apr 15 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Property Through Time Hike
Discover how the families used the Estate and Nature Preserve and connect with the pastoral landscapes that captivated the Bourns over 100 years ago. Docents lead a hike to landmarks, including the flume and pond, … Read More
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Closed
Closed
Apr 16 all-day
Visitor Hours Filoli is open to visitors from Tuesday through Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Last admission is 4:30pm. Please check in at the Visitor Center before visiting the historic House and Garden. Free for … Read More
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Watercolor Workshop for Beginners 9:30am
Watercolor Workshop for Beginners
Apr 20 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
Watercolor Workshop for Beginners
MULTI-DAY CLASS: Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Are you new to watercolors or do you need to build confidence? Then this class is for you. Through step-by-step instruction, learn … Read More
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Nature Hike – SOLD OUT 11:00am
Nature Hike – SOLD OUT
Apr 21 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Nature Hike - SOLD OUT
Experience the beauty and tranquility of Filoli’s Nature Preserve while viewing the wildlife and plants in their native habitats. Nature Education Docents lead hikers through chaparral, oak woodlands, riparian corridors, and redwood groves. Return every … Read More
Greenhouse Tour 2:00pm
Greenhouse Tour
Apr 21 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Greenhouse Tour
This is a very special opportunity to tour Filoli’s historic greenhouses with a Filoli docent and learn the history of the greenhouses and nursery, their historic and present uses, and view the incredible plant collections. … Read More
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Property Through Time Hike 2:00pm
Property Through Time Hike
Apr 22 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Property Through Time Hike
Discover how the families used the Estate and Nature Preserve and connect with the pastoral landscapes that captivated the Bourns over 100 years ago. Docents lead a hike to landmarks, including the flume and pond, … Read More
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Closed
Closed
Apr 23 all-day
Visitor Hours Filoli is open to visitors from Tuesday through Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Last admission is 4:30pm. Please check in at the Visitor Center before visiting the historic House and Garden. Free for … Read More
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Camellia Pruning and Care 10:30am
Camellia Pruning and Care
Apr 25 @ 10:30am – 12:30pm
Camellia Pruning and Care
Now that the blooms are gone, it’s time to ensure continued growth and new buds. Learn the practice of camellia pruning and care through an informative walk, talk, and demonstration. Renovation techniques will also be … Read More
Pruning: Japanese Maples 1:30pm
Pruning: Japanese Maples
Apr 25 @ 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Pruning: Japanese Maples
Proper techniques for pruning your Japanese maples in a manner that is both aesthetically pleasing and horticulturally sound will be taught in this class. Learn when to prune depending upon the outcome you desire, how … Read More
Afternoon Tea – General Admission 2:00pm
Afternoon Tea – General Admission
Apr 25 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Afternoon Tea - General Admission
Experience this lovely tradition in the relaxing and gracious ambiance of Filoli. Enjoy delicious finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and mini pastries served on lovely three-tiered platters. Try all three of Filoli’s selected teas each month, served … Read More
Afternoon Tea – Private Table for Four 2:00pm
Afternoon Tea – Private Table for Four
Apr 25 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Afternoon Tea - Private Table for Four
Experience this lovely tradition in the relaxing and gracious ambiance of Filoli. Enjoy delicious finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and mini pastries served on lovely three-tiered platters. Try all three of Filoli’s … Read More
Afternoon Tea – Private Table for Two 2:00pm
Afternoon Tea – Private Table for Two
Apr 25 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Afternoon Tea - Private Table for Two
Experience this lovely tradition in the relaxing and gracious ambiance of Filoli. Enjoy delicious finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and mini pastries served on lovely three-tiered platters. Try all three of Filoli’s … Read More
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Living Arrangements with Spring Plants 9:30am
Living Arrangements with Spring Plants
Apr 26 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
Living Arrangements with Spring Plants
Create long-lasting living centerpieces using plants bursting with spring color. Baylor Chapman is the author of The Plant Recipe Book, a guide to planting 40 popular, easy to find plants in unforgettable designs. This class … Read More
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Filoli Underground – Orchards and Fruit Thinning 1:00pm
Filoli Underground – Orchards and Fruit Thinning
Apr 27 @ 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Filoli Underground - Orchards and Fruit Thinning
Filoli Underground is a monthly series of walk-and-talks and demonstrations led by Filoli Garden staff and volunteers. They divulge the techniques and tricks used throughout the year to maintain Filoli’s gardens and orchard. Whether you’re … Read More
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Flower Arranging and Table Settings for Spring Entertaining 9:30am
Flower Arranging and Table Settings for Spring Entertaining
Apr 28 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
Flower Arranging and Table Settings for Spring Entertaining
From intimate and formal to festive and free-wheeling you can set the mood for your next special occasion meal with the right display of flowers and table settings. Flower arrangements are the crucial element for … Read More
Studio Time for Botanical Artists 9:30am
Studio Time for Botanical Artists
Apr 28 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
Studio Time for Botanical Artists
Bring your work–in–progress or homework assignment to get instruction and guidance with your botanical art drawing and painting techniques. Space is limited – the small class size allows the instructor ample time with each student. … Read More
Nature Hike 11:00am
Nature Hike
Apr 28 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Nature Hike
Experience the beauty and tranquility of Filoli’s Nature Preserve while viewing the wildlife and plants in their native habitats. Nature Education Docents lead hikers through chaparral, oak woodlands, riparian corridors, and redwood groves. Return every … Read More
Greenhouse Tour 2:00pm
Greenhouse Tour
Apr 28 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Greenhouse Tour
This is a very special opportunity to tour Filoli’s historic greenhouses with a Filoli docent and learn the history of the greenhouses and nursery, their historic and present uses, and view the incredible plant collections. … Read More
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Property Through Time Hike 2:00pm
Property Through Time Hike
Apr 29 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Property Through Time Hike
Discover how the families used the Estate and Nature Preserve and connect with the pastoral landscapes that captivated the Bourns over 100 years ago. Docents lead a hike to landmarks, including the flume and pond, … Read More
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Closed
Closed
Apr 30 all-day
Visitor Hours Filoli is open to visitors from Tuesday through Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Last admission is 4:30pm. Please check in at the Visitor Center before visiting the historic House and Garden. Free for … Read More