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A Filoli Family Christmas

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Holidays at Filoli is in full swing. We want to take a look at how the Bourn and Roth families, the Estate’s previous owners, celebrated their holidays. You will find their stories throughout the House: sprinkled on panels, in our special Holidays-themed tour, and, of course, with our knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Filoli was always … Read More

Following the Squirrels Lead

Thursday, November 22, 2018

by Andrew Wollenberg | Andrew is a guest blogger writing about Filoli’s Nature Preserve. This is the second in an occasional blog series. Enjoy! As the temperatures lower and plant and animal life prepare for winter, I often find myself entertained by the lively preparations of the squirrels. Effortlessly bounding up and down trees, keeping … Read More

Lest We Forget

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lest We Forget: Filoli and World War I This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I (WWI), also known as the Great War by those who lived through it. The story of Filoli and the Bourns is linked to WWI. It comes as no surprise that the Bourn family, who … Read More

Shaking the Hand of the Land: Getting To Know Place

Monday, August 6, 2018

by Andrew Wollenberg | Andrew is a guest blogger writing about Filoli’s Nature Preserve. This is the first in an occasional blog series. Enjoy! When we meet a person for the first time we are typically introduced through a mutual friend, a work setting or simply risk saying hello and sparking up a conversation. From that point … Read More

21st Annual Botanical Art Exhibition

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Through the display and interpretation of historical collections and the work of contemporary botanical artists, Filoli’s Botanical Art program connects visitors to this art form’s intricate beauty and historical importance. Filoli’s annual exhibition is one of the West Coast’s most prominent botanical art exhibitions and includes artists from around the world. The theme of the … Read More

Orchids: Glorious and Grand

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Janurary 6 – February 24, 2019   Built as a country estate in 1915, Filoli is recognized internationally for its horticultural excellence. During Filoli’s 2019 Winter Season, orchids will be the feature of lush floral displays and living arrangements, and unique species plants and cultivars will fill the Historic House and Greenhouse. To complement the … Read More