Orchid Show

Filoli’s Orchid Show
Jan 6-Feb 18

Orchids are one of Filoli’s most important plant collections—and probably more attractive to all our guests—orchids are the queen of the tropics and conservatories over the world. When the Garden is just beginning to awaken from its winter slumber, we could not think of a better way to celebrate flowers than to offer a feast of orchids throughout the House.

Northern California Orchid Societies on Display

A beautiful array of plants and flower arrangements will rotate in and out of the House from early January to mid-February. Greeting you as you enter the Foyer are our historic plant urns filled with several orchids. In the House, the different rooms will contain our traditional flower arrangements featuring orchid flowers, as well as blooming orchid plants from Filoli’s historic greenhouse collection. Toward the end of your tour, the Kitchen will have a lush display of orchids on the center-island.

Orchids from several Bay Area orchid societies, along with Filoli’s historic collection, will be the feature of lush floral displays and living arrangements, filling the Historic House and Greenhouse. Filoli is indebted to several organizations: the San Francisco Orchid Society (SFOS), the Peninsula Orchid Society, the Santa Clara Valley Orchid Society, and the Gold Coast Cymbidium Growers, who make this show possible.

Fioli becomes an American Orchid Society judging location
Second Saturday of each month, starting Jan 12

We are also proud to announce a new partnership between the Pacific Central Judging Center of the American Orchid Society (PCJC AOS) and Filoli. Thanks to this partnership, the estate will now serve as a judging center for the AOS. On the second Saturday of each month, AOS members and the Filoli community will have the opportunity to have their plants judged, observe the judging process, and discover more about orchids in general.

Discover the Beauty of Taiwan
Jan 22-Feb 3

Taiwan, the Heart of Asia, with a blending of Eastern and Western, traditional and modern culture, has unique natural environment, warm and friendly humanities, just like its name “Beautiful Formosa.” Taiwan is also well known as the “Orchid Hotspot.”

As part of the programming during the Filoli Orchid Show, visitors will have the opportunity to “Discover the Beauty of Taiwan” from Jan 22-Feb 3 through award-winning orchids on display, with three different orchid displays, including one orchid that is native to Taiwan and has won numerous international awards since 1950!

Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb 2

To complement the displays of “Discover the Beauty of Taiwan,” we will celebrate the Chinese New Year on February 2 with a demonstration of Chinese calligraphy and a Chinese Tea Ceremony, provided by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau and the Bay Area Yu Feng Tea Club. This event will take place in the Lecture Hall, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

You will also have the opportunity to win a round-trip ticket from San Francisco to Taipei, raffled by China Airlines, the leading airline in Taiwan. (Stay tuned for details!)

Discover the beauty of Taiwan through award-winning orchids, calligraphy and tea.


Thank you to our Orchid Show Sponsors

Taisuco America, founded in 2000, is one of the largest commercial growers and suppliers of orchids in California. The main products consist of orchids and fresh eucalyptus, 90% of which are Phalaenopsis. Other types of orchids include Oncidium, Miltonia, Paphiopedilum, and Dendrobium. The main area of distribution is in the western U.S. through well-known grocery and supermarket chains such as Trader Joe’s, Gelson’s, The Home Depot, and more.

Their mission is to supply the highest-quality botanicals to an ever-growing marketplace while using the most advanced floricultural science and technology for the development of new hybrids and methods of delivery.

Founded in 1959, China Airlines is Taiwan’s leading airline with a fleet of 89 aircraft. As one of SkyTeam airline alliance’s members, China Airlines offers passengers access to an extensive global network of more than 15,723 daily flights to 1,064 destinations in 178 countries. China Airlines has been named the “Best Airline in North Asia” by U.S.-based Global Traveler magazine, and received the highest-possible 7-star rating for safety from AirlineRatings.com.

China Airlines’ first North America route started in Feb. 1970, between SFO to Taipei. Since 2016 China Airlines has been using the new 777-300ER aircraft for daily service on the San Francisco – Taipei route. As the leading airline in Taiwan, China Airlines strives to touch the hearts of each passenger with an unparalleled level of service, advances in technology and dedication to environmental protection.

China Airlines’ core mission is to bring the best of Taiwanese culture and creativity aboard its aircraft, so passengers can feel, hear, smell and taste Taiwan the moment they step into the all-new 777 cabin. Use promote code”ILOVECI” on China Airlines website at check out to enjoy instant discount. Visit us for more details.


Taiwan Tourism Bureau is the official government organization developing domestic and international tourism of Taiwan (R.O.C.). Taiwan, also known as “The Heart of Asia”, is the island with abundant natural resources, diverse culture and hospitable people. Several world-famous media and magazines have recorded that Taiwan is one of most popular travel destinations in Asia and have affirmed this island as “Asia’s best-kept secret”. Come to visit us, Taiwan will always welcome you!

Based in San Francisco, Sound of Hope is the only public radio serving the Chinese community domestically and internationally. With unbiased news, talk shows, educational, lifestyle and cultural programming, music and entertainment, Sound of Hope reaches tens of millions of audience via radio, online and mobile app streaming, as well as digital and social media. In the Bay Area, Sound of Hope broadcasts on FM96.1, AM1400, and FM96.9 and has become the leader of Chinese media that audiences trust for news, in-depth expert knowledge and analysis, and understanding of American history, culture and social system, etc. For more info: www.soundofhope.org, www.bayvoice.net.