|Filoli is closed until Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Please join us when we reopen.|
Filoli Centennial Events and Exhibits
From groundbreaking to completion, the Filoli House took nearly three years to complete, with the Garden and other key features of the estate soon to follow. Filoli is celebrating its Centennial over a three–year span: 2015–2017. Each year features an aspect of the property. 2015 was the year of the Land. 2016 was the year of the House & Collections. The three–year Centennial Celebration will culminate in 2017 with the year of the Garden. In addition to Garden lectures and exhibitions that reflect on the 100 year history, Filoli will be presenting new and exciting events and programs that allow members and guests to access the Estate in new ways including a grand Gala that will showcase the Gardens in a new light. Take a look at this short presentation with historical timeline and event information— Celebrating 100 Years: Looking Forward to Looking Back (1.6MB pdf).
We hope you will visit Filoli often this year to help us celebrate Filoli’s Centennial. Don’t forget to check this page as well as our Calendar of Events to see what we have planned in 2017.
Centennial Events, Exhibits, and Lectures
Red Carpet Opening
Saturday, February 11, 6:00pm–8:00pm
The Filoli Garden and Gift Shop will be open from 5:00 until 6:30 that evening, so that you can purchase your book(s) for signing.
$28 members; $35 non–members. Cocktail attire encouraged.
Photo of the Ballroom by Nyna Dolby.©
Ballroom Cultural Series
Both the Bourn and the Roth Families used the Ballroom as a way not only to entertain but also to bring current cultural experiences to life at the estate. This year you will have an opportunity to be guests of the estate and experience entertainment of the times—from silent films to opera. These events will take place in the Ballroom, House and Gardens will be open for these special evenings from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fee: $28 members (20% discount); $35 non–members. Includes light appetizers and a champagne toast.
Thursday, March 2; purchase by February 24
$28 members; $35 non–members.
Chamber Music honoring the Opening Concert 100 Years Ago
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:00 pm
A Night of Opera
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 6:00 pm
Photo by Koptervision.©
Garden Lecture Series — A Benefit of Membership
In honor of the year of the Garden, Filoli will be featuring a series of garden lectures to inspire a deeper appreciation of the incredible gem in our own backyard.
Free to Members; non–members $20.
Culture of Tulips
Thursday, March 16
Garden History and Philosophy
Thursday, May 4
Filoli—a National Public Garden
Thursday, June 15
Maintaining a Historic Landscape
Thursday, July 13
Art, Ornaments, and Hardscape in the Garden
Thursday, August 24
Timeless Garden Design
Thursday, September 14
Centennial Gala — Save the Date!
Saturday, August 12
Muckross House in Ireland. Photo by Andy Leach.©
Trips to Regional Destinations and Tours
In addition to a sold–out trip to Muckross, the estate in Ireland owned by the Bourn Family, tours are planned to regional destinations that help deepen the understanding of this grand tale of California history. Follow the Bourn family through their business and homes from the Empire Mine to their vineyards in Napa. Check back as dates and details unfold.
Empire Mine in Grass Valley, California
Saturday, June 10
Check back for complete details and to reserve your spot.
2016 Facelift for the Filoli Clock Tower