Exclusive Access Tours

A Journey Through History

Explore Filoli’s behind-the-scenes areas with the staff who design and curate the House and Garden.

Greenhouse Horticultural Tour

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The staff who design and care for Filoli’s Garden and lush houseplant collection take you on an exclusive walk through the historic and propagation Greenhouses. Learn about the life of a plant at Filoli, from houseplants to bedding plants to perennials to succulents. Start the tour with sparkling wine and a sweet treat to take home.

Each Experience includes:

  • 90 minute guided tour with a member of Filoli’s Horticulture team
  • Sparkling wine toast and chocolate gift
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes access
  • Daytime admission to Filoli 

House Curatorial Tour

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Discover the stories that bring the House to life with Filoli’s Curatorial Team. Glimpse into the behind-the-scenes life of Filoli past and present including the Curatorial offices, upstairs historic bedrooms, and sweeping views from the family library. Start the tour with sparkling wine and a sweet treat to take home.

This tour is sold out. Email tickets@filoli.org to be added to the waitlist, or join a Greenhouse Horticultural Tour.

Each Experience includes:

  • 90 minute guided tour with a member of Filoli’s Collections team
  • Sparkling wine and chocolate gift
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes access
  • Daytime admission to Filoli

More Resources

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Tours are not required to visit Filoli’s House or Garden. These special opportunities give guests a chance to peek behind the scenes with Filoli’s resident experts. Looking for more ways to take a deeper dive into Filoli? Check out more resources below:

Daily Talks

12-2pm Daily

Curious about Filoli? Join a 15-minute guided talk to learn more. Topics vary by day and season – peek behind-the-scenes during an Architecture Talk, compare floral scents during a Rose Talk, or discuss tulip tips during a Bulb Talk.

Summer Morning View Of The Garden House
Selfies In The Chartes

Self-Guided Activities

Unleash your inner explorer with our self-guided activities! Let curiosity be your guide as you uncover delightful surprises and hidden gems in the House and Garden.

Read our blog:

The Hidden World of Filoli’s Decomposers

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Renovating Filoli’s Knot Gardens

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Recollecting the House

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