Flora & Nature

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Overview

The Flora & Nature Program covers topics such as Floral Design, Horticulture, and Nature Education. Learn how to create stunning floral arrangements while gaining lifelong skills to use for personal and professional endeavors. Home, as well as working, gardeners can benefit from our wide variety of horticulture classes. Whether it’s through a one–day class or a series, students gain an in–depth understanding of the class’ subject matter through well thought–out curriculum, one–on–one instruction and class handouts. There’s plenty of classes, talks, and hikes to choose from!

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE KNOWLEDGABLE INSTRUCTORS FILOLI HAS TO OFFER

“Loved the stories, insights, and challenging thoughts that the docents brought up. thanks so much for a great tour!”
—Nature Hike Attendee

“This was by far one of the most informative and educational classes that I’ve attended in many years.”
—Student of Basic Animal Tracking and Awareness

“Great atmosphere for learning— creative, inspiring, supportive, and comprehensive content.”
—Students of Oil Painting for Beginners with Laurie Johnson

“Wonderful, approachable, personable, knowledgeable.”
—Student of The Mystery of Bird Song with David Lukas

“Liked being out in the garden and seeing examples of what we were discussing.”
From A Year in the Garden

 

Upcoming Programs & Classes

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Oct 26 @ 4:30pm – 6:00pm
4:30pm
Days: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Thursdays, August 3, September 14 and October 19 Saturdays, June 24, July 15, August 12, 26, September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 21, 28 Evenings: Thursdays, 15, 22, July 6, … Read More
Oct 28 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
10:00am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, September 16, and 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature … Read More
Oct 28 @ 10:30am – 12:00pm
10:30am
Days: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Thursdays, August 3, September 14 and October 19 Saturdays, June 24, July 15, August 12, 26, September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 21, 28 Evenings: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm … Read More
Nov 2 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
9:30am
Fall is an amazing time to gather from nature and bring it home. Whether decorating for a Thanksgiving feast, a holiday celebration, or a Happy New Year, garlands and swags are a fabulous way to … Read More
9:30am
Table settings set the mood for special meals from intimate and formal to festive and free-wheeling. Flower arrangements are the crucial element for pulling the table setting together. Watch as Wendy creates stunning arrangements then … Read More
Nov 4 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
10:00am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, September 16, and 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature … Read More
9:30am
There is one session per season, Summer, Fall, Winter, for this course. The dates are Thursday June 22, 2017, 9:30 am–2:30 pm, Thursday, October 4, 2017, 9:30 am–2:30 pm, and Thursday, November 9, 2017, 9:30 … Read More
Nov 11 @ 9:30am – 12:00pm
9:30am
Wreaths are a welcoming sight on front doors throughout our neighborhoods. Create a decorative holiday wreath for your home. You will learn the mechanics of wreath construction with ample opportunity given in class to embellish … Read More
Nov 11 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
10:00am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, September 16, and 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature … Read More
Nov 11 @ 1:00pm – 3:30pm
1:00pm
Decorative garlands are a lovely way to adorn an entryway or table for the holidays. Learn the mechanics of garland construction and how to transform a lush assortment of greenery and seasonal materials into a … Read More