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Filoli’s Irish Connections

Saturday, March 16, 2019

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17 we at Filoli wanted to highlight the close connections between Filoli and Ireland.  William and Agnes Bourn the builders of Filoli also owned another amazing estate: Muckross in Ireland. The murals here in the Filoli ballroom depict the Muckross House and the surrounding area. Their only … Read More

21st Annual Botanical Art Exhibition

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

March 1 – May 5, 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 … Read More

Orchids: Glorious and Grand

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

January 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

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