Date: Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15, 2014
Time: Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (last admission 2:30 p.m.)
Filoli, a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, hosts “Branches, Buds and Blossoms—Romance of the Winter Garden” for people of all ages to enjoy the Garden’s spectacular early spring floral display and two days of talks, demonstrations, activities for children and families, and guided walks of Filoli’s Camellia collection of more than 250 exquisite varieties.
February 14 and 15 include guided Camellia Walks, flower arranging demonstrations, hands-on activities for children of all ages and food demonstrations on Decadent Chocolates. Filoli’s Café and Garden Shop will also have new seasonal items.
On February 14 only there is also a demonstration on Camellia Pruning and Care at 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m. and a Japanese Tea Ceremony from 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. For the Tea Ceremony, there is a charge of $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
On February 15 only there is also a Greenhouse Visit and demonstration on Re-potting Camellias at 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and a Talk & Visual Presentation on the History, Care, Culture of Camellias at 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
All of this information is on www.filoli.org.
This event takes place during regular hours and is free to members, except where noted. Non-members pay regular admission prices—see attached for new prices for 2014. There is an additional charge for the Japanese Tea Ceremony of $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Reservations are not necessary; however, space is limited for some of the programs. Go to www.filoli.org for exact times of each walk, activity or talk.
On display in the Visitor & EducationCenter is the art exhibit, “Filoli Instructors and Their Students” from February 11 through March 30, 2014 and a collection of cut camellias in tea cups.
Admission: Free for Filoli members or with paid admission to Filoli, except where noted. Visit www.filoli.org or call (650) 364-8300, ext. 508 weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for more details.
Admission Fees: Free admission for current members of Filoli. For non-members, admission is adults $20, seniors (65 years and older) $17, students (ages 5 through 17 or with valid student ID) $10; no admission charge for children 4 years and younger. Group rates of $15 per person are available for groups of 12 or more adults. Contact Visitor Services at (650) 364-8300, ext. 507 regarding group rates. Parking is free.
General Admission includes: Self-guided or docent-led guided tours of the House and Garden, access to the Café, Garden Shop, art exhibit and on Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. docent-led nature hikes with advance reservations.
Questions: Call Filoli weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (650) 364-8300, ext. 508.
Visit www.filoli.org for complete event activities and other upcoming events, nature education programs and classes at Filoli.