The Winter Season
January 4 – February 24
Our 2020 winter season comes with offerings for the whole family. Music, cultural events, art, orchids, the celebration of the Lunar New Year, and tours make this the perfect time to enjoy a visit to Filoli with family and friends. See below for a brief description of what this season is all about.
During the winter season, orchids are featured in lush floral displays and living arrangements, and unique species and cultivars will fill the historic House. New in 2020, guests will be welcomed by an archway of orchids in the entry Foyer. In addition to the plants from Filoli’s collection, the show features orchids from local organizations including the San Francisco Orchid Society, Santa Clara Valley Orchid Society, Gold Coast Cymbidium Growers, and Pacific Central Branch of the American Orchid Society. Nearly 50 blooms will create the perfect photo opportunity to celebrate orchids at Filoli.
Daily Room and Garden Talks
These 15-minute talks highlight what’s blooming in Filoli’s historic garden and offer in-depth information about the collections in the house and the people who lived in and cared for Filoli. The year’s first set of talks includes twice-daily talks on the camelia collection in the garden and the Asian art collection in the house, as well as a special Friday-only talk on the orchids on display in the kitchen. Check the daily schedule posted in the visitor center as topics, times, and locations will change.
The Spirit of Orchids
Capturing The Spirit of Orchids through an exhibition of Chinese brush paintings by artist Ming Lee.
The Ballroom Cultural Series
Nine unique events ranging from live music to silent film and interactive performances hosted in Filoli’s spectacular Ballroom.
Family Orchid Tour and Valentine Craft
Tour the colorful orchid display in the House, then create a three dimensional orchid-themed Valentine card.
Lunar New Year
Filoli and Sound of Hope will celebrate Lunar New Year with traditional New Year crafts, music, and a calligraphy demonstration.