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Causes: Arts & Culture, Historical Societies & Historic Preservation

Mission: Filoli is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and stewardship of the cultural traditions and natural history of this country estate for public education and enjoyment.

Programs: Horticulture: formerly a grand 654-acre country place, filoli is operated today as a public garden, cultural center and nature center. Sixteen acres of formal gardens are divided into a number of separate garden rooms containing annual beds, lawns, hedges, and specimen trees and shrubs. Annuals are grown in filoli's historic greenhouses and planted in the gardens each year. Irish yew, olives and old coast live oaks are the dominant trees. Fourteen horticulturists maintain the gardens along with student interns and garden volunteers.

visitor services: filoli welcomes more than 170,000 visitors annually. Visitors services include docent-led tours, self-guided tours, hikes, lectures and educational programs. The objective is to increase education and awareness of early 20th century california history and the natural history of the surrounding area.

education: through art exhibitions, school programming, adult continuing education courses, and hikes on the nature preserve, filoli offers dynamic and engaging opportunities for adults, students, and families to deepen their connection to the visual arts, nature, and past and present cultural traditions.

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Perla N.

Client Served

Rating: 4

We are members and attend many of the events here. Spring event is terrific with dog shows, animals to pet, music, clowns, Filoli honey for sale, puppet and magic shows.