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The Tapestry Above the Grand Staircase

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

By Selena McGonnell Compiling more research on a piece can be both interesting and rewarding. It can provide a chance to clarify a description, and in one special case change the narrative completely. The large tapestry above the grand staircase was previously labeled, “The Rape of the Sabine Women.” However, based on my research, it is … Read More

What’s Blooming

Monday, December 4, 2017

THE FORMAL GARDEN Flowers are one of the most pronounced markers of the progression of time in a garden. Each week, the Head of Horticulture, Jim Salyards scouts the Garden for amazing blooms and features our favorites here. Check back often to see what we have in store for your next visit to Filoli. Week … Read More

Black & White Photography Exhibition: Filoli Unlocked

Thursday, November 2, 2017

January 9 – February 18, 2018 For the first time ever, Filoli is opening its doors in the winter, unlocking the secret beauty of a garden at rest. In celebration, the Filoli Unlocked exhibition will feature photographs of gates, doors, garden objects, and hidden and historic architecture.  Black and white photography offers an unexpected view … Read More

Camellias Take Center Stage At California’s Filoli Gardens

Monday, February 5, 2018

Read a Garden Blogger and Master Gardener’s take on Filoli’s Garden after taking a Camellia Tour this winter season then, book a tour for yourself here! Camellias Take Center Stage At California’s Filoli Gardens About Here By Design Here By Design is about gardens and gardening; about living life in harmony with the environment and appreciating the intrinsic beauty of the … Read More

Filoli Florilegium Exhibition

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday, February 23 to Sunday, May 20 Before photography was invented, botanical art was the only method available for the scientific documentation of plants. In recent years this art form has undergone a resurgence to enter what many call the Golden Age of botanical art. Filoli is part of this resurgence with our Florilegium, which … Read More

An Outdoor Classroom

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Filoli is not only a place to admire beautiful a garden – it is also the ideal classroom to learn how to create your own. Techniques learned in Filoli’s horticultural classes are for both professional and home gardeners and can be applied to your own gardening projects. Students who take A Year In The Garden, graduate with a Certificate … Read More

What is Winter Solstice?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

by Julie Bly DeVere   One of our newest events this season has already attracted more than 400 attendees! Winter Solstice will be celebrated next Thursday night, the 21st, from 5 to 9pm. The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the … Read More