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Home Floral Design

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Use the link below each class to register or call 650–364–8300, ext. 508, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

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Large floral design from the Filoli Flower ShowAn elegant floral design and table setting from the Filoli Flower Show.

Floral arrangements have graced the House at Filoli since its completion in 1917. This long–standing tradition makes Filoli the ideal location to study home floral design. The Floral Design program at Filoli not only teaches students how to create stunning arrangements, it provides them with lifelong skills they can use for personal and professional endeavors.

Our students say it best…

“Outstanding! Loved the class and learned so much! Thank you. I would recommend this class to everyone.” From Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone!

“Great teacher, excellent class.” From Going Green and Local with Katherine Glazier.

“Very inspiring instructors they are amazing, thank you!” From Blooming Branches and Blossoms with Studio Choo.

“Wendy’s classes are wonderful, she is a joy and so talented.” From Flower Arranging for Special Occassions with Wendy Morck.

“It was excellent!” From Living Centerpieces with Baylor Chapman.

“Great atmosphere for learning— creative, inspring, supportive, and comprehensive content.” From Intro to Floral Design.

2017 Classes

Filoli offers a wide–ranging schedule of Floral Design classes for all levels of experience. It is not necessary to enroll in the Floral Design Certificate Program to participate in these classes; however, prerequisites must be completed.

Program Details and Materials Lists can be downloaded* in advance and unless otherwise noted, fees include all in-class plant materials and containers. Biographies for all instructors are available under each class title and will toggle open when you click on the instructor's name and then close when you click a second time.

With the exception of Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone! all classes listed below are part of the Home Floral Design Certificate Program and are noted using the following key:

R Required Courses

E Elective Courses

JanuaryJuly

There are no Floral Design classes scheduled this month.

Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone!
Beginning Floral Design — Fridays R
Tropical Flower Arrangements E
FebruaryAugust
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone
Flower Arranging with Winter Branches,
Buds and Blossoms
E
Floral Design Styles R
The Magic of Succulents E
Floral Arranging with Seasonal Fruits and Veggies E
MarchSeptember
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone
Spring Explosion Centerpiece E
The All Natural Wreath E
Beginning Floral Design — Fridays R
Spring Wreaths E
New Series: Floral Scents and Arrangements— Spring E
Floral Design Themes R
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone!
New Series: Floral Scents and Arrangements— Fall E
Fall Wreaths E
AprilOctober
Flower Arrangements and Table Settings, Spring Entertaining E
Living Arrangements with Spring Flowering Plants E
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone!
Ikebana and the Art of Weaving Flax Leaves E
Floral Design Styles R
A Posy in your Pocket E
Ikebana: Introduction to Moribana R
Floral Inspirations from the Autumn Garden E
MayNovember
Spring Flowering Nests E
Wedding Series Personal and Ceremony Flowers E
Floral Centerpieces for Special Events Receptions, Showers and Other Events E
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone!
Ikebana and the Art of Weaving Midollino E
Contemporary Garlands and Other Swag E
Floral Arrangements and Table Settings for the Holidays E
New Series: Floral Scents and Arrangements— Winter E
Traditional Holiday Wreaths E
Traditional Garlands E
JuneDecember
Flower Arrangements and Table Settings Summer Entertaining E
Garden Up a Wall E
New Series: Floral Scents and Arrangements— Summer E
Modern Floral Design E

There are no Floral Design classes scheduled this month.

brightly colored springtime arrangement

A perfect place to begin . . .
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone!

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Katherine Glazier

Flower arranging is a fun and creative way to bring the garden indoors and brighten your home. Using a variety of beautiful seasonal blooms find out how to cut, condition, arrange and display flowers through insightful demonstrations and hands–on learning. Take home your very own creation for further enjoyment.

Fee: $100 members; $120 non–members. Fee includes all materials.

Blooming Branches

Flower Arranging with Winter Branches, Buds and Blossoms E

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morck

From magnolia, camellia and narcissus blossoms, blooming branches of Daphne, quince and plums, and the many playful buds, this is a revitalizing time in the garden. Celebrate the romance of the winter garden by learning how to use these beautifully graceful plants in your flower arrangements. These delicate beauties require special handling and conditioning, and Wendy will show you just how as you create a beautiful arrangement of your very own.

Fee: $130 members; $155 non–members. Fee includes all plant materials.

brightly colored springtime arrangement

A perfect place to begin . . .
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone!

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Katherine Glazier

Flower arranging is a fun and creative way to bring the garden indoors and brighten your home. Using a variety of beautiful seasonal blooms find out how to cut, condition, arrange and display flowers through insightful demonstrations and hands–on learning. Take home your very own creation for further enjoyment.

Fee: $100 members; $120 non–members. Fee includes all materials.

colorful spring blooms

Spring Explosion Centerpiece E

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Instructors: Alethia Harampolis and Jill Rizzo of Studio Choo, East and West Coast

In February and March the California sun will call up the first shoots and leaves. Ranunculus, Anemone, Tulip and the last of the winter citrus are alongside Hyacinth, Narcissus, Hellebore, Muscari, and blooming Quince. This class will focus on these beauties with attention to a design full of movement and architecture. Beginning with an in-depth lecture on palette, elements and composition – students will create their own works of art under one-on-one guidance and instruction.

Fee: $155 members; $185 non–members. Fee includes all in classroom plant materials and container.

beautiful natural wreath

The All Natural Wreath E

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Instructors: Alethia Harampolis and Jill Rizzo of Studio Choo, East and West Coast

Discover how to weave a modern, architectural and gorgeous piece to hang on your door, mantle, wall . . .wherever you want something show–stopping and unique. Class begins with a show–and–tell on the basics; selection, care and cleaning, and a foraging how–to. The making demonstration will focus on combining gestural branches, foliage, and natural frame materials to make a unique structural base. Then layer and weave your favorite greenery, blooms and woodland delicates into your composition.

Fee: $155 members; $185 non–members. Fee includes all in classroom plant materials and wreath frame.

arrangement with roses and orchids

Beginning Floral Design — Fridays R

Fridays, March 24 and 31, 2017, 9:30 am–3:45 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morck

Begin your journey of learning the art of home floral design in this introductory course. Be introduced to the mechanics, tools, conditioning and choosing of floral materials for longevity, health and seasonality. Take a walk into the Garden to identify, discuss how to grow and collect foliage. Color proportion and balance of these materials are taught through demonstrations and daily hands–on exercises. Use your new–found knowledge to create beautiful floral arrangements for your home.

Fee: $365 members; $440 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant materials and containers. Students enrolled in the Certificate Program are required to complete homework assignments given in class for which you are responsible for purchasing the plant materials.

yellow, green, and white floral wreath

Spring Wreaths E

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Katherine Glazier

Find out how to make beautiful spring-themed wreaths using seasonal branches, leaves, foliage and flowers. The techniques you learn in class will enable you to make wreaths for any season.

Fee: $130 members; $155 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant and design materials.

scents and floral design

New Series: Floral Scents and Arrangements E

Instructors: Pat Gibbons, Floral Designer, and Laurie Stern, Perfumery Adventure

Bay area floral designer Pat Gibbons and natural perfumer Laurie Stern have created this fun and unique series of classes that combines flower arranging and the art of botanical perfumery. You’ll be able to compare the scent of fresh flowers to their distilled essences and learn how to bring the magic of flowers into your world. Delight in seasonal scents and flowers as Pat demonstrates flower arranging with lovely seasonal blooms and Laurie demonstrates combining these natural scents to create one–of–a–kind perfumes. Each student will create a beautiful floral arrangement and a solid perfume to take home.

Fee for each class: $195 members; $240 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant and design materials.

Spring

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 9:30 am–2:30 pm
Become enchanted with the scents of spring, when everything looks and smells so fresh and beautiful, and bees are ready to swarm. We will honor these intoxicating scents and busy workers by making a botanical liquid perfume imbued with the scents of the earth coming alive again, and a flower arrangement using spring blooms that compliment.

Summer

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 9:30 am–2:30 pm
Let us transport you to the Mediterranean Sea where lemon and honey myrtle, lavender, rosemary, and citrus's sooths and calms, and you will create a scent as soft as a summer breeze. Laurie will guide you in making a botanical perfume highlighting the scents of summer and Pat will showcase the bounty of summer flowers as you design a full, lush bouquet using scented flowers and foliage.

Fall

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 9:30 am–2:30 pm
Rich, autumn colors and scents will be the focus of this workshop. Using pods, berries and colorful seasonal fruit and flowers Pat will guide you in making a stunning fall arrangement and how to decorate a container with natural elements like cinnamon sticks and star anise. Laurie will offer you the rare opportunity to relax and inhale rare natural perfume essences then show you how to create a natural room spray mist using woods and spices, like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and fir.

Winter – Part of the Holiday Décor Series

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 9:30 am–2:30 pm
Learn to create beautiful holiday centerpieces using aromatics such as pine, citrus, and cinnamon, along with accenting berries and branches using a variety of containers for different effects. Then get carried away by pleasant and healing scents with the focus on respiratory oils and their anti-viral and aroma-therapeutic effects while creating your own roll-on bottle of defense against winter colds, and an aromatic winter wonderland room or linen spray.

Spring Table Setting

Flower Arrangements and Table Settings
Spring Entertaining E

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morck

Set the mood for your next special occasion meal, from intimate and formal to festive and free–wheeling, with the right display of flowers and table settings. They are sure to make it memorable. Flower arrangements are the crucial element for pulling the table setting together. Watch as Wendy creates stunning arrangements then matches them with beautiful table settings. Then create your own arrangement to take home and enjoy.

Fee: $130 members; $155 non–members. Fee includes all plant materials and containers.

spring arrangement

Excerpted from the “Plant Recipe Book” by Baylor Chapman (Artisan Books) © 2014. Photography by Paige Green.

Living Arrangements with Spring Flowering Plants E

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Baylor Chapman

Come play with plants that are popping with color and celebrate the new season of spring. Find out how to create long lasting living centerpieces with plants bursting with spring fever. Baylor Chapman is the author of The Plant Recipe Book, a guide to planting 40 popular, easy–to–find plants in unforgettable designs on their own, with complementary plant varieties, and in show-stopping special occasion bouquets. Watch as she demonstrates how to make these unique arrangements and then guides you through creating one of your very own. Go home with something beautiful – made by you.

Fee per class: $150 members; $180 non–members. Fee includes all floral materials and containers. The Plant Recipe Book will be available for purchase in class for $25.00, cash or check.

brightly colored springtime arrangement

A perfect place to start . . .
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone!

Friday, April 7, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morck

Flower arranging is a fun and creative way to bring the garden indoors and brighten your home. Using a variety of beautiful seasonal blooms find out how to cut, condition, arrange and display flowers through insightful demonstrations and hands–on learning. Take home your very own creation for further enjoyment.

Fee: $100 members; $120 non–members. Fee includes all materials.

Instructor Katsuko Thielke with her creation

Idebana instructor Katsuko Thielke with her creation.

Ikebana and the Art of Weaving Flax Leaves E

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Katsuko Thielke

Learn how to weave natural materials, including flax and palm leaves, to enhance your floral designs. Create fantastic, organic shapes that add a unique flair to any floral design. Katsuko is a master of weaving a variety of materials using different techniques and she will teach you all you need to know in this insightful and fun workshop. Then practice your newfound skills and create your own design to enjoy at home.

Fee: $115 members; $140 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant materials.

two of the same style in roses

Floral Design Styles R

Fridays, April 21 and 28 and May 5, 2017, 9:30 am–3:45 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morck and Katherine Glazier

Insightful demonstrations and hands-on exercises using seasonal flowers and foliage will teach you to create stunning floral arrangements in an array of shapes such as parallel, facing, and crescent using unique and unusual containers. Dining room tables aren’t the only place to display floral arrangements; learn to create a variety of arrangements to fit many locations. Seize the opportunity to visit the San Francisco Flower Mart with your Instructors the morning of August 18. More details to be given in class.

Fee: $550 members; $660 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant materials and containers. Students enrolled in the Certificate Program are required to complete homework assignments given in class for which you are responsible for purchasing the plant materials.

birthday posy

A Posy in your PocketE
Living with the Language of Flowers

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Teresa Sabankaya

A posy is a floral greeting card and perfect for Mother’s Day, or any other special occasion! Have lots of fun selecting from gorgeous garden blooms, herbs and plants and creating sentiments that portray a unique gift. Watch as the instructor creates exceptional posies as she shares with you the meaning of the flowers she is using, then create your own posies to take home. This is the perfect workshop for mothers and daughters, sisters, grandmothers and more!

Fee: $100 members; $120 non–members.Price includes all materials.

arrangement with roses, daisies, and lilies

Spring Flowering Nests E

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Katherine Glazier

What do you think of when spring arrives? Vibrant blooms, soft greens blowing in the wind and birds singing in the trees. Learn how to bring the beauty of a spring garden indoors by creating a beautiful nest centerpiece using flowers, greens, branches and other things you would find in the garden. Discover how to artfully weave together branches and vines to create a nest, and then fill it with flowers and a few extra surprises! Watch our talented instructor create and then guide you in making your own arrangement to take home. Learn some simple ways to adapt this centerpiece to use in other seasons and have fun while creating something beautiful.

Fee: $130 members; $155 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant materials and containers.

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Wedding Series Personal and Ceremony Flowers E

Thursdays, May 11 and 18, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Pat Gibbons

Discover how to design bridal bouquets and personal flowers for a wedding on the first day of this new series. The instructor will demonstrate two styles of bridal bouquets: a classic hand-tied bouquet and a natural, garden style. She’ll show students how to ‘build a bouquet’ by using color and texture to create different effects. Then watch as she demonstrates how to tape and wire flowers to make corsages and boutonnieres. After the demonstrations, through insightful hands–on instruction and personal guidance, students will design their own bouquet. On the second day the focus with be on ceremony flowers. The instructor will demonstrate some popular styles of arrangements, including a tall modern vase bouquet, a natural garden style arrangement, and how to dress up a formal arrangement with accents of crystals. Learn how to use color and texture to create these different styles. After the demonstrations you will create a beautiful arrangement to take home for further enjoyment.

Fee: $350 members; $420 non–members. Fee includes classroom plant materials.. Students enrolled in the Certificate Program are required to complete homework assignments given in class for which you are responsible for purchasing the plant materials.

colorful table setting with pink flowers

Floral Centerpieces for Special Events Receptions, Showers and Other Events E

Saturday, May 13 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morck

Make you next special event a memorable one by creating stunning floral centerpieces that celebrate the occasion. Wendy will guide you through the creation process as she demonstrates different styles using fresh flowers and embellishments. Then you will create your own centerpiece to take home for continued enjoyment and inspiration.

Fee: $130 members; $150 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant materials and containers.

brightly colored springtime arrangement

A perfect place to start . . .
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone!

Friday, May 19, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Katherine Glazier

Flower arranging is a fun and creative way to bring the garden indoors and brighten your home. Using a variety of beautiful seasonal blooms find out how to cut, condition, arrange and display flowers through insightful demonstrations and hands–on learning. Take home your very own creation for further enjoyment.

Fee: $100 members; $120 non–members. Fee includes all materials.

colorful example of midollino

Ikebana and the Art of Weaving Midollino E

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Katsuko Thielke

Learn how to weave midollino sticks (a flexible, rattan material) to enhance your floral designs. Create fantastic, organic shapes that add a unique flair to any floral design. Katsuko is a master of weaving a variety of materials using different techniques and she will teach you all you need to know in this insightful and fun workshop. Then practice your newfound skills and create your own design to enjoy at home.

Fee: $115 members; $140 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant materials.

outdoor table with colorful flowers

Flower Arrangements and Table Settings Summer Entertaining E

Friday, June 16 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morck

Set the mood for your next special occasion meal, from intimate and formal to festive and free-wheeling, with the right display of flowers and table settings. They are sure to make it memorable. Flower arrangements are the crucial element for pulling the table setting together. Watch as Wendy creates stunning arrangements then matches them with fun table settings. Then create your own arrangement to take home and enjoy.

Fee: $130 members; $155 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant materials and containers.

sample design and instructor

Garden Up a Wall E

Saturday, June 17 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Baylor Chapman

Learn how to create living botanical art. For those short on floor space or just interested in adding some greenery to your walls, this class is for you. Baylor Chapman is the author of The Plant Recipe Book, a guide to planting 40 popular, easy-to-find plants in unforgettable designs on their own, with complementary plant varieties, and in show-stopping special occasion bouquets, will show you some unconventional ways to display your plants vertically. Join in on this hands-on class and take home a living piece of art.

Fee: $150 members; $180 non–members. Fee includes all floral materials and containers. The Plant Recipe Book will be available for purchase in class for $25.00, cash or check.

painting of early floral design

Modern Floral Design E

Saturday, June 24 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morck

There are so many periods in time that influence and inspire the floral designs of today. This class will focus on the most prominent of those European influences: Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Georgian and Victorian, and their roles in the designing and styling of modern day floral designs. Wendy will demonstrate these traditionally inspired, yet modern designs, in a masterful way. Then, through step–by–step instruction and guidance, you will create one of your own to take home.

Fee: $130 members; $155 non–members. Fee includes all classroom materials and containers.

arrangement with roses and orchids

Beginning Floral Design — Saturdays R

Saturdays, July 15 and 22, 2017, 9:30 am–3:45 pm
Instructor: Katherine Glazier

Begin your journey of learning the art of home floral design in this introductory course. Be introduced to the mechanics, tools, conditioning and choosing of floral materials for longevity, health and seasonality. Take a walk into the Garden to identify, discuss how to grow and collect foliage. Color proportion and balance of these materials are taught through demonstrations and daily hands–on exercises. Use your new–found knowledge to create beautiful floral arrangements for your home.

Fee: $365 members; $440 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant materials and containers. Students enrolled in the Certificate Program are required to complete homework assignments given in class for which you are responsible for purchasing the plant materials.

Pink tropical flower

Tropical Flower Arrangements E

Thursday, July 20, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morck

Tropical flowers make exquisite modern designs with their spare, severe look and clean, dramatic lines. They are showy so “less is more.” Tropical flowers also last much longer than other flowers and can take more heat, making them ideal for rooms too hot for regular flowers. Through insightful demonstrations and hands–on learning watch Wendy create beautiful arrangements as she discusses plant selection and conditioning and then create one of your own.

Fee: $130 members; $155 non–members. Fee includes all materials.

brightly colored springtime arrangement

A perfect place to start . . .
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone!

Friday, July 21, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Katherine Glazier

Flower arranging is a fun and creative way to bring the garden indoors and brighten your home. Using a variety of beautiful seasonal blooms find out how to cut, condition, arrange and display flowers through insightful demonstrations and hands–on learning. Take home your very own creation for further enjoyment.

Fee: $100 members; $120 non–members. Fee includes all materials.

round white floral design example

Floral Design Styles R

Saturdays, August 12, 19, and 26, 2017, 9:30 am–3:45 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morck and Katherine Glazier

Insightful demonstrations and hands-on exercises using seasonal flowers and foliage will teach you to create stunning floral arrangements in an array of shapes such as parallel, facing, and crescent using unique and unusual containers. Dining room tables aren’t the only place to display floral arrangements; learn to create a variety of arrangements to fit many locations. Seize the opportunity to visit the San Francisco Flower Mart with your Instructors the morning of August 18. More details to be given in class.

Fee: $550 members; $660 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant materials and containers. Students enrolled in the Certificate Program are required to complete homework assignments given in class for which you are responsible for purchasing the plant materials.

succulent landscape in a glass bowl

The Magic of Succulents E

Thursday, August 17 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Baylor Chapman

For those who are curious about succulents and want to explore the many possibilities of using them in arrangements, this class is for you. Learn how to create beautiful designs using these very versatile and easy-to-care-for plants. Detailed and inspiring demonstrations will include adding succulents to floral arrangements, crafting corsages, and planting ideas for container gardens, and terrariums. Then create a work of art to take home, along with many insightful care tips and ideas for designing with juicy leafed drought tolerant plants. Baylor Chapman is the author of The Plant Recipe Book, a guide to planting 40 popular, easy-to-find plants in unforgettable designs on their own, with complementary plant varieties, and in show-stopping special occasion bouquets.

Fee: $150 members; $180 non–members. Fee includes all floral materials and containers. The Plant Recipe Book will be available for purchase in class for $25.00, cash or check.

reds and oranges in this seasonal arrangement

Floral Arranging with Seasonal Fruits and Veggies E

Friday, August 25, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morck

The garden this time of year is full of colorful fruits and veggies such as apples, citrus, squash, peppers, artichokes and more. Bring the garden into your floral arrangements by using these wonderful garden gifts as colorful accessories. This workshop includes demonstrations and hands-on instruction while participants make their own creative arrangement to take home for further enjoyment.

Fee: $130 members; $155 non–members. . Fee includes all classroom plant materials and containers.

tall table-top arrangement

Floral Design Themes R

Saturdays, September 9, 16, and 30, 2017, 9:30 am–3:45 pm
Instructors: Wendy Morck & Katherine Glazier

Parties and other special occasions are complimented by floral arrangements. In this class you will complete large arrangements, themed arrangements, hand tied bouquets, flower and plant arrangements, and tropical arrangements.  We will celebrate the conclusion of the class with tablescapes that we create for our own "Vase to Table" luncheon.

Fee: $550 members; $660 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant materials and containers. Students enrolled in the Certificate Program are required to complete homework assignments given in class for which you are responsible for purchasing the plant materials.

brightly colored springtime arrangement

A perfect place to start . . .
Getting Started: Flower Arranging for Everyone!

Friday, September 15, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morck

Flower arranging is a fun and creative way to bring the garden indoors and brighten your home. Using a variety of beautiful seasonal blooms find out how to cut, condition, arrange and display flowers through insightful demonstrations and hands–on learning. Take home your very own creation for further enjoyment.

Fee: $100 members; $120 non–members. Fee includes all materials.

autumn colored wreath

Fall Wreaths E

Friday, September 29, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Katherine Glazier

Find out how to make beautiful fall-themed wreaths using seasonal branches, leaves, foliage and flowers. The techniques you learn in class will enable you to make wreaths for any season.

Fee: $130 members; $155 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant and design materials.

Ikebana Arrangement

Ikebana: Introduction to Moribana R

Fridays and Saturday, October 6 and 7, 2017, 9:30 am–4:00 pm
Instructor: Jane Naito

Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) is noted for perfect proportions and dramatic use of negative space. The world’s top floral designers recognize that a command of ikebana design principles results in better, more sculptural design work. In this four–lesson course, students will be introduced to the unique design principles of Ikebana, by creating arrangements in moribana (flat, shallow) containers. Students will learn about line, mass, dimension and asymmetry as well as techniques for successfully using a pinfrog. During each lesson there will be demonstration/lecture, hands-on design by students, and critique.

Fee: $275 members; $330 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant materials.

Floral Inspirations from the Autumn Garden

Floral Inspirations from the Autumn Garden E

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Katherine Glazier

Let the bounty of the autumn garden inspire us as together we create lush, billowy arrangements in a rustic garden urn.  We will incorporate vibrant foliage, branches, flowers and seasonal accents into our designs.  Please feel free to bring foliage clippings from your own garden to share and add a personal flair to your take home arrangement.

Fee: $130 members; $155 non–members. Fee includes all classroom plant materials and containers.

 

Décor Series - Home for the Holidays

Join us in celebrating 100 years of holidays at Filoli in this new series for the home. Learn how to create fabulous holiday décor to adorn your house this season, using only the best materials and with imaginative demonstrations, well thought-out curriculum, and hands-on instruction. These new programs are all electives to our Home Floral Design Certificate Program and have no prerequisites. Enrollment in the Certificate Program is not necessary to attend. Fees include all materials and containers.

Garland and Swag

Contemporary Garlands and Other Swag E

Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Baylor Chapman

Fall is an amazing time to gather from nature and bring it home. Whether decorating for a Thanksgiving feast, a holiday celebration, or a Happy New Year, garlands and swags are a fabulous way to adorn doors, fireplaces, and tabletops. Using a sumptuous fall color palette and nature’s beautiful fruits, berries, and bits, Baylor will provide inspiration and practical tips for how to create and care for lovely natural displays. This hands–on class offers a class demonstration and one-on-one instruction. Each participant makes their very own draping garland to enjoy for the season.

Fee for each class: $150 members; $180 non–members

Holiday Table Setting

Floral Arrangements and Table Settings for the Holidays E

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Wendy Morck

Table settings set the mood for special meals from intimate and formal to festive and free-wheeling. Flower arrangements are the crucial element for pulling the table setting together. Watch as Wendy creates stunning arrangements then matches them with seasonal table settings. A display of beautiful table settings will inspire you to make your next occasion a special one.

Fee for each class: $130 members; $155 non–members

Holiday Table Setting

Floral Scents and Arrangements - Winter E

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 9:30 am–2:30 pm
Instructor: Instructors: Pat Gibbons, Floral Designer, and Laurie Stern, Perfumery Adventure

Learn to create beautiful holiday centerpieces using aromatics such as pine, citrus, and cinnamon, along with accenting berries and branches using a variety of containers for different effects. Then get carried away by pleasant and healing scents with the focus on respiratory oils and their anti-viral and aroma-therapeutic effects while creating your own roll-on bottle of defense against winter colds, and an aromatic winter wonderland room or linen spray.

Fee for each class: $195 members; $240 non–members

Garland with lights

Traditional Holiday Wreaths E

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Katherine Glazier

Wreaths are a welcoming sight on front doors throughout our neighborhoods. Create a decorative holiday wreath for your home. You will learn the mechanics of wreath construction with ample opportunity given in class to embellish your creation with seasonal ribbons, pods, cones, and more. Join us for a fun, fragrant afternoon at Filoli as you kick-off the holiday season.

Fee for each class: $130 members; $155 non–members

Garland with lights

Traditional Garlands E

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Instructor: Katherine Glazier

Decorative garlands are a lovely way to adorn an entryway or table for the holidays. Learn the mechanics of garland construction and how to transform a lush assortment of greenery and seasonal materials into a holiday masterpiece for your home. Join us to create your own festive garland to enjoy further in your own home.

Fee for each class: $130 members; $155 non–members

Home Floral Design Certificate Program

The Home Floral Design Certificate Program provides students with an overall understanding of flower arranging through comprehensive hands–on courses on techniques, color theory, arrangement shapes and styles using different containers and special occasion arrangements. A Certificate of Completion is given to all students completing all required classes and three elective classes of their choosing. Unless otherwise noted, fees include all in–class plant materials and containers.

Enrollment in the Certificate Program is not necessary to take any of the classes however prerequisites must be met. To enroll in the certificate program, complete the Enrollment Form. Certificate Program enrollment includes a student handbook, course material binder, classroom materials and handouts.

Students who have received their Certificate of Completion are qualified to volunteer on the Friends of Filoli Floral Design Committee and/or apply to become a House Flower Arranger.

*Program details and materials lists can be downloaded in advance under each course description. The primary instructors and curriculum developers are Wendy Morck and Katherine Glazier. Biographies for all instructors are available under each class title and will toggle open when you click on the instructor's name and then close when you click a second time.

R Required Courses

E Elective Courses