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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

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 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

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. Weeks … Read More

20th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition: A Palette of Flowers

Thursday, November 2, 2017

February 23 – May 20, 2018 Filoli’s 20th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition celebrates the abundance of spring flowers in the Estate’s magnificent historic Garden. The beautiful and extraordinarily accurate flower portraits are painted by international and local artists, some of them graduates of Filoli’s Botanical Art Certificate Program. Media used to create botanical paintings include … Read More