Flora & Nature

A- A A+

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

Please select category to filter calendar events.
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve has over seven … Read More
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5:30 pm
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
Jul 6 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve has over seven … Read More
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:45 pm
9:30 am
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Saturdays, July 15 and 22, 2017, 9:30 am–3:45 pm Begin your journey of learning the art of home floral design in this introductory course. Be introduced to the mechanics, tools, conditioning and choosing … Read More
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve has over seven … Read More
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
Seasonal pruning is essential and this class will target various types of pruning that needs to be performed during the summer months. Pruning techniques will be discussed on a range of plants such as spring … Read More
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
9:30 am
Tropical flowers make exquisite modern designs with their spare, severe look and clean, dramatic lines. They are showy so “less is more.” Tropical flowers also last much longer than other flowers and can take more … Read More
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5:30 pm
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
Jul 20 @ 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
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
Jul 21 @ 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
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve has over seven … Read More
10:00 am
The summer Garden is full of brilliant colors, wonderful aromas, inspiring collections of art and is surrounded by one of the most beautiful nature preserves. The sights, smells and tastes of the summer garden are … Read More
10:00 am
The summer Garden is full of brilliant colors, wonderful aromas, inspiring collections of art and is surrounded by one of the most beautiful nature preserves. The sights, smells and tastes of the summer garden are … Read More
10:00 am
The summer Garden is full of brilliant colors, wonderful aromas, inspiring collections of art and is surrounded by one of the most beautiful nature preserves. The sights, smells and tastes of the summer garden are … Read More
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5:30 pm
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
Aug 3 @ 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
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Instructor: Charlie Blevins Beekeeping Basics Come learn the basics of beekeeping. Classes will cover everything from hive setup to regular maintenance of your colony. No experience … Read More
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
Children age 7 through 10 are invited to come, enjoy and learn at Filoli for the day. Activities will teach them about gardens, and the animals and plants that live in them. Children will have … Read More
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve has over seven … Read More
Aug 6 @ 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
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Instructors: Bonnie Morse Late summer can bring a variety of problems including increasing mite counts, yellow jacket attacks and lack of forage. Learn to identify the … Read More
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 3:45 pm
9:30 am
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Saturdays, August 12, 19 and 26, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:45 pm Insightful demonstrations and hands-on exercises using seasonal flowers and foliage will teach you to create stunning floral arrangements in an array … Read More
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Saturdays, May 13 through November 11 (except June 3, July 29, and September 23), 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guide: Filoli Nature Education Docents Did you know that Filoli’s nature preserve has over seven … Read More
Aug 12 @ 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
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
Discover what it takes to keep these garden and container plants happy and healthy. You learn to care for them, propagate them and how to best use them in the landscape. Start growing these unique … Read More
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
9:30 am
For those who are curious about succulents and want to explore the many possibilities of using them in arrangements, this class is for you. Learn how to create beautiful designs using these very versatile and … Read More