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Bringing the Garden Indoors

Visit the House to learn how Filoli’s builders, Agnes and William Bourn, brought the garden indoors. They connected the inside of their home to their lush garden outside through fresh floral arrangements, architecture, decor, and art. The design philosophy was continued by the House’s second owners, Lurline and Bill Roth.

New soundscapes enliven each room, rare floral-themed porcelain is on display, and each week fresh floral arrangements are cut and created by Filoli Horticulturists. 

Past Exhibits

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Kristine Mays: Rich Soil

May, 2020 – November 9, 2020 Kristine Mays creates life-size wire sculptures that reveal the human form. Sculpted from thousands of pieces of wire hooked and looped together, each garment…

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Deborah Shea: Breathtaking Blooms

Pastel Portraits of Filoli’s FlowersMarch – September 7, 2020 Bay Area artist Deborah Shea paints personality and effervescence into the flowers in Filoli’s garden. Shea transforms the pure pigments of…

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Sara Friedlander: American Women: Birds of Im/Migration

May 10 – November 10, 2019 Inspired by her own grandmother’s immigration journey, Santa Cruz artist Sara Friedlander has created visual narratives to honor the courageous women who left their…