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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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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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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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
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