Filoli Centennial Lecture-Garden History and Philosophy

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.  Join us to hear Joan Jordan, Art Historian and Filoli House and Garden Docent, discuss the history and philosophy surrounding gardens.  Why do we have gardens? Is it to provide beauty or food or something more? This lecture will explore the historic and philosophic origins of formal gardens. Find out what the Greeks said about gardens and how they influenced later cultures such as the Italian Renaissance. Hear about what gardens all over the world have in common, where they differ, and how they have been affected by political and economic factors throughout time. And most importantly, discover how the Garden at Filoli fits into this continuum.  Refreshments in the service courtyard from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Lecture begins at 6:00 pm in the Visitor and Education Center.

Cost:  Members Free; Non–Members $20
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