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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Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Thursdays, June 15, July 6, 20, August 3, 17, 24, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Experience the tranquility of Filoli’s nature preserve in the light of the setting sun. … Read More
9:30 am
The garden this time of year is full of colorful fruits and veggies such as apples, citrus, squash, peppers, artichokes and more. Bring the garden into your floral arrangements by using these wonderful garden gifts … Read More
Aug 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
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
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve … Read More
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
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
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:45 pm
9:30 am
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Saturdays, September 9, 16, and 30, 2017, 9:30 am–3:45 pm Parties and other special occasions are complimented by floral arrangements. In this class you will complete large arrangements, themed arrangements, hand tied bouquets, flower … Read More
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve … Read More
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
Seed collection plays an important role in the preservation and continuation of garden plants – it’s also a lot of fun! Learn how to collect, clean and preserve seeds for years of successful plantings from … Read More
Sep 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
1:30 pm
Keep your perennials healthy and strong while producing more plants for your garden by using proper dividing techniques. Filoli perennials are divided and replanted as part of this hands-on workshop. Participants take home a plant … Read More
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
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
9:30 am
Flower arranging is a fun and creative way to bring the garden indoors and brighten your home. Using a variety of beautiful seasonal blooms find out how to cut, condition, arrange and display flowers through … Read More
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve … Read More
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
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
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
9:30 am
Find out how to make beautiful fall-themed wreaths using seasonal branches, leaves, foliage and flowers. The techniques you learn in class will enable you to make wreaths for any season. This program takes place at … Read More
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve … Read More
Sep 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
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
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Sundays, May 7, June 11, August 6 or October 1, Fridays, June 23 or July 21, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Discover how the families that lived at Filoli … Read More
9:30 am
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
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
9:30 am
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Fridays and Saturday, October 6 and 7, 2017, 9:30 am–4:00 pm Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) is noted for perfect proportions and dramatic use of negative space. The world’s top floral designers recognize that … Read More
1:00 pm
Fridays, October 6 through November 3 (except October 13) or Saturdays, October 7 through November 4 (except October 14), 2017, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Instructors: Filoli Nature Education Docents Join this exciting new program … Read More
10:00 am
Beekeeping Basics Instructors: Charlie Blevins Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Come learn the basics of beekeeping. Classes will cover everything from hive setup to regular maintenance of your colony. No experience … Read More
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve … Read More
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
There is an abundance of native California plans that can be used to create natural dyes. Learn about the species that yield dye, how to extract the dyes and finally how to apply them to … Read More
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
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
1:00 pm
Fridays, October 6 through November 3 (except October 13) or Saturdays, October 7 through November 4 (except October 14), 2017, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Instructors: Filoli Nature Education Docents Join this exciting new program … Read More
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve … Read More
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
Fall is the time to plant for a beautiful spring display. Learn Filoli’s tricks for selecting and planting spring pots and beds. Each participant plants a pot of annuals to take home for a delightful … Read More
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
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
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
9:30 am
Let the bounty of the autumn garden inspire us as together we create lush, billowy arrangements in a rustic garden urn.  We will incorporate vibrant foliage, branches, flowers and seasonal accents into our designs.  Please … Read More
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, August 19, 26, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve … Read More