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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 Winter at Filoli

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Watercolor I 9:30am
Watercolor I
Feb 1 @ 9:30am – 4:00pm
Watercolor I
MULTI-DAY CLASS: Thursdays, February 1 , 15, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, March 1, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm This beginning course serves as the foundation for painting in watercolor – the traditional medium of botanical … Read More
Camellia Specialty Tours 11:00am
Camellia Specialty Tours
Feb 1 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Camellia Specialty Tours
On this guided garden walk, you’ll learn about the special characteristics of many varieties of camellias, including fragrance, blooming months, where they fit in the landscape design, and the history of camellias at Filoli, some … Read More
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Botany Through Drawing 9:30am
Botany Through Drawing
Feb 2 @ 9:30am – 4:00pm
Botany Through Drawing
MULTI-DAY CLASS: Fridays, February 2, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, February 16, March 2, 9, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Studying botany enhances your ability to be a successful botanical artist. By understanding the structure of … Read More
Architecture Specialty Tours 11:00am
Architecture Specialty Tours
Feb 2 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Architecture Specialty Tours
During this guided tour, you will explore the design and architecture of the Filoli House as originally conceived by architect, Willis Polk. Learn what makes Filoli a unique example of the modified Georgian style while … Read More
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Pruning: Pome and Stone Fruit Trees (Cancelled) 10:00am
Pruning: Pome and Stone Fruit Trees (Cancelled)
Feb 3 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Pruning: Pome and Stone Fruit Trees (Cancelled)
Learn how and when to prune fruit trees for increased productivity, improved fruit quality, and ease of harvest. Basic theory and skills for fruit tree pruning will be covered. Hands-on practice opportunities and in-depth explanations will focus … Read More
Garden Objects Specialty Tours 11:00am
Garden Objects Specialty Tours
Feb 3 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Garden Objects Specialty Tours
Tour Filoli’s Garden and learn about the historic sculptures, furniture, ceramics and other pieces of garden art that the Bourns and Roths added to enhance the wondrous landscape they created. This date doesn’t work for … Read More
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Camellia Specialty Tours 11:00am
Camellia Specialty Tours
Feb 4 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Camellia Specialty Tours
On this guided garden walk, you’ll learn about the special characteristics of many varieties of camellias, including fragrance, blooming months, where they fit in the landscape design, and the history of camellias at Filoli, some … Read More
Greenhouse Specialty Tours 2:00pm
Greenhouse Specialty Tours
Feb 4 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Greenhouse Specialty Tours
A very special opportunity to tour Filoli’s historic greenhouses with a Filoli docent. Learn the history of the greenhouses and nursery, their historic and present uses, and view the incredible plant collections. This date doesn’t … Read More
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Closed
Closed
Feb 5 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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Drawing Plants in Perspective I (Cancelled) 9:30am
Drawing Plants in Perspective I (Cancelled)
Feb 7 @ 9:30am – 4:00pm
Drawing Plants in Perspective I (Cancelled)
MULTI-DAY CLASS: Wednesdays, February 7, 21, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, March 7, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm In this foundation course, you’ll learn to accurately draw plants and illustrate them in great detail with … Read More
A Year in the Garden – Wednesdays 10:30am
A Year in the Garden – Wednesdays
Feb 7 @ 10:30am – 3:00pm
A Year in the Garden - Wednesdays
WEDNESDAY CLASS IS SOLD OUT – SPACE IS AVAILABLE IN SATURDAY CLASS This informative series is for the home gardener who wants an in-depth understanding of plants and gardening. It is suitable for the novice … Read More
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Camellia Specialty Tours 11:00am
Camellia Specialty Tours
Feb 8 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Camellia Specialty Tours
On this guided garden walk, you’ll learn about the special characteristics of many varieties of camellias, including fragrance, blooming months, where they fit in the landscape design, and the history of camellias at Filoli, some … Read More
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Flower Arranging with Winter Branches 9:30am
Flower Arranging with Winter Branches
Feb 9 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
Flower Arranging with Winter Branches
Learn how to use magnolia, camellia, narcissus, and blooming branches of Daphne, quince and plums in your flower arrangements. These delicate, graceful plants require special handling and conditioning. Take home your own arrangement to bring … Read More
Architecture Specialty Tours 11:00am
Architecture Specialty Tours
Feb 9 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Architecture Specialty Tours
During this guided tour, you will explore the design and architecture of the Filoli House as originally conceived by architect, Willis Polk. Learn what makes Filoli a unique example of the modified Georgian style while … Read More
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A Year in the Garden – Saturdays 10:30am
A Year in the Garden – Saturdays
Feb 10 @ 10:30am – 3:00pm
A Year in the Garden - Saturdays
This informative series is for the home gardener who wants an in-depth understanding of plants and gardening. It is suitable for the novice gardener or those with gardening experience. A Certificate of Completion will be … Read More
Garden Objects Specialty Tours 11:00am
Garden Objects Specialty Tours
Feb 10 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Garden Objects Specialty Tours
Tour Filoli’s Garden and learn about the historic sculptures, furniture, ceramics and other pieces of garden art that the Bourns and Roths added to enhance the wondrous landscape they created. This date doesn’t work for … Read More
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Camellia Specialty Tours 11:00am
Camellia Specialty Tours
Feb 11 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Camellia Specialty Tours
On this guided garden walk, you’ll learn about the special characteristics of many varieties of camellias, including fragrance, blooming months, where they fit in the landscape design, and the history of camellias at Filoli, some … Read More
Greenhouse Specialty Tours 2:00pm
Greenhouse Specialty Tours
Feb 11 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Greenhouse Specialty Tours
A very special opportunity to tour Filoli’s historic greenhouses with a Filoli docent. Learn the history of the greenhouses and nursery, their historic and present uses, and view the incredible plant collections. This date doesn’t … Read More
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Closed
Closed
Feb 12 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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Valentine’s Tea 3:00pm
Valentine’s Tea
Feb 14 @ 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Valentine's Tea
Join us for a special Valentine’s Tea! Whether it’s a date with a special someone or a “Palentine’s” Day celebration, you are sure to have a lovely time. The menu includes a traditional tiered tray … Read More
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Camellia Specialty Tours 11:00am
Camellia Specialty Tours
Feb 15 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Camellia Specialty Tours
This date doesn’t work for you? How about the following dates? January 11, January 14, January 18, January 21, January 25, January 28, February 1, February 4, February 8, February 11, or February 18. EVENTS .    WINTER AT FILOLI
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Architecture Specialty Tours 11:00am
Architecture Specialty Tours
Feb 16 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Architecture Specialty Tours
During this guided tour, you will explore the design and architecture of the Filoli House as originally conceived by architect, Willis Polk. Learn what makes Filoli a unique example of the modified Georgian style while … Read More
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Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone 9:30am
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone
Feb 17 @ 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
Garden Objects Specialty Tours 11:00am
Garden Objects Specialty Tours
Feb 17 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Garden Objects Specialty Tours
Tour Filoli’s Garden and learn about the historic sculptures, furniture, ceramics and other pieces of garden art that the Bourns and Roths added to enhance the wondrous landscape they created. This date doesn’t work for … Read More
Valentine’s Tea 3:00pm
Valentine’s Tea
Feb 17 @ 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Valentine's Tea
General Admission (Open Seating) Join us for a special Valentine’s Tea! Whether it’s a date with a special someone or a “Palentine’s” Day celebration, you are sure to have a lovely time. The menu includes … Read More
Valentine’s Tea – Private Table for Four 3:00pm
Valentine’s Tea – Private Table for Four
Feb 17 @ 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Valentine's Tea - Private Table for Four
Private Table for Four Join us for a special Valentine’s Tea! Whether it’s a date with a special someone or a “Palentine’s” Day celebration, you are sure to have a lovely time. The menu includes … Read More
Valentine’s Tea – Private Table for Two 3:00pm
Valentine’s Tea – Private Table for Two
Feb 17 @ 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Valentine's Tea - Private Table for Two
Private Table for Two Join us for a special Valentine’s Tea! Whether it’s a date with a special someone or a “Palentine’s” Day celebration, you are sure to have a lovely time. The menu includes … Read More
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Camellia Specialty Tours 11:00am
Camellia Specialty Tours
Feb 18 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
Camellia Specialty Tours
On this guided garden walk, you’ll learn about the special characteristics of many varieties of camellias, including fragrance, blooming months, where they fit in the landscape design, and the history of camellias at Filoli, some … Read More
Greenhouse Specialty Tours 2:00pm
Greenhouse Specialty Tours
Feb 18 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Greenhouse Specialty Tours
A very special opportunity to tour Filoli’s historic greenhouses with a Filoli docent. Learn the history of the greenhouses and nursery, their historic and present uses, and view the incredible plant collections. This date doesn’t … Read More
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Closed
Closed
Feb 19 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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Meet The Artist Hour 4:00pm
Meet The Artist Hour
Feb 23 @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Meet The Artist Hour
Filoli’s 20th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition celebrates the palette spring flowers in the Estate’s magnificent historic Garden. During Meet the Artist Hour, Filoli visitors will have the opportunity to talk with exhibiting artists, one-on-one, about … Read More
Spring Frolic: Filoli’s Season Opening 5:00pm
Spring Frolic: Filoli’s Season Opening
Feb 23 @ 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Spring Frolic: Filoli's Season Opening
Awaken from your winter slumber and join us for our Spring Frolic Opening Celebration. Enjoy an evening of art, interactive activities, and musical entertainment. Check in at the Visitor Center and be one of the … Read More
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Daffodil Daydreams 10:00am
Daffodil Daydreams
Feb 24 @ 10:00am – 5:00pm
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 … Read More
Nature Hike 11:00am
Nature Hike
Feb 24 @ 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
Feb 24 @ 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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Daffodil Daydreams 10:00am
Daffodil Daydreams
Feb 25 @ 10:00am – 5:00pm
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 … Read More
Property Through Time Hike 2:00pm
Property Through Time Hike
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 26 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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Textures, Patterns, and Details I 9:30am
Textures, Patterns, and Details I
Feb 27 @ 9:30am – 4:00pm
Textures, Patterns, and Details I
MULTI-DAY CLASS: Tuesdays, February 27, March 13, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, March 27, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Artists need to achieve a high level of detail in their watercolor work in order to accurately … Read More
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