New Evening Opportunities at Historic Site in Woodside, CA 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA 94062
- “Kick-Off To Summer” – Wednesday June 19, 2013—open until 7:30 pm
- “The Livin’ Is Easy”- Wednesday August 14, 2013—open until 7:30 pm
- “Step Back in Time at Filoli”, this is a themed event based on Downton Abbey, July 17, please go to Filoli.org for details
There are two upcoming evening events at Filoli where visitors will be able to take a docent-led Sunset Hike, an Orchard Walk or just unwind and enjoy the historic House and world-famous Garden until 7:30 pm at Filoli’s first ever series of “Country Estate Evenings.” The Filoli Café and the Garden and Gift Shop will be open.
You have probably seen the wonders of Filoli during the day, but it is a different experience to see the colors in the garden change, as the the day winds down into dusk. The flowers seem to glow, the warm light bounces off the bricks of the house, everything becomes more still. Usually this vision is appreciated by the staff and volunteers, but now you can enjoy it too. This spectacular place is really lovely in the long summer evenings. You are invited. Come join us! – editor
Admission Fees: Admission is free for current members of Filoli. For non-members, admission is Adults $15, Seniors (65 years and older) $12, students $5 (ages 5 through 17 or with valid student ID); no admission charge for children 4 years and younger. Group rates are available for groups of 12 or more adults by contacting Visitor Services at (650) 364-8300, ext. 507.
Filoli Admission includes: Self-guided or docent-led guided tours of the House and Garden, access to the Café, Garden Shop and art exhibits.
Visit www.filoli.org for complete information regarding upcoming events, classes and activities.
Sunset Hikes—led by Filoli Nature Education Docents
Dates: June 19 and August 14 – Reserve in advance
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Visitors can experience the tranquility of Filoli’s nature preserve in the evening light. Families are invited to go for a docent-led hike in the woodlands at dusk, the ideal time of day to spot resident wildlife. Cameras and binoculars are encouraged. This is a two-hour hike on varied terrain. At times it can be strenuous. Any physical limitations should be discussed with the docent before the start of the tour. Nature hikes at Filoli are not recommended for children under 5 years of age. Strollers cannot be accommodated on the trails. Reservations are required in advance.
Evening Orchard Walks—led by Filoli Orchard Docents
Date: June 19– Reserve in advance
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A Gentlemen’s Orchard was an integral part of any great estate of the period and was an eclectic connoisseur’s collection of European and American varieties of fruits grown for the enjoyment of the family of the estate. Filoli’s Orchard is the largest heirloom orchard in private hands in the United States. Visitors can learn more about this defining landscape feature and how Filoli is conserving not only the rare fruits but the traditions of this unique heirloom orchard by enjoying a docent-led evening orchard walk. Wear sturdy shoes. Reservations are required in advance.
Fees and Reservations for Sunset Hikes and Orchard Walks
Adult Fee: $10 members; $15 non-members
Child Fee: $5 members; $10 non-members. The child fee is good for ages 5 through 17; strollers cannot be accommodated on orchard walks or sunset hikes.
Reservations for the Sunset Hike can be made by visiting www.filoli.org anytime or by calling the Filoli Ticket Office at (650) 364-8300, ext. 508, weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Filoli, located in Woodside, CA, is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20 property includes a 36,000 square-foot residence furnished with an extensive collection of 17th and 18th century English antiques and 16 acres of English Renaissance gardens that showcase an exquisite horticultural collection. Established as a private residence in 1917 and opened to the public in 1976 to promote cultural and horticultural endeavors, Filoli is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information about Filoli, please visit www.filoli.org.
About the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, non-profit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America’s communities. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the National Trust for Historic Preservation was founded in 1949 and provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to protect the irreplaceable places that tell America’s story. Staff at the Washington, D.C. headquarters, six regional offices, and 27 historic sites work with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 200,000 members and thousands of preservation groups in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.preservationnation.org.