Filoli today announced tickets are on sale for its 30th-annual Flower Show, “California Kaleidoscope,” which will take place on the estate’s historic property from May 31st through June 3rd. Filoli’s three-day Flower Show will spotlight over 80 magnificent floral displays from a range of professional exhibitors and florists, including a breathtaking exposition of Ikebana designs by local artists who specialize in the unique Japanese floral art form. The 2018 Flower Show exhibitors include American Rhododendron Society, Beekeepers Guild of San Mateo, Peninsula Orchid Society and the Peninsula Rose Society, among many others. This year’s Flower Show will also offer a Challenge Bouquet exhibit, featuring nine florists who use the same selection of flowers and blooms to create nine uniquely remarkable arrangements.
Ticket holders are invited to roam the historic rooms of the mansion while enjoying the marvelous arrangements and vignettes that incorporate the beautiful colors of California and a variety of floral design concepts. In addition, guests will be able to tour the exquisite gardens where colorful sculptures made by local glass artists will be on display as well as the Garden House, which will be transformed into a spectacular setting by distinguished Event Planner Robert Fountain.
During the afternoon portions of the Flower Show, Filoli will host color-filled Afternoon Teas in the Visitor and Education Center, inspired by their very-own garden’s many colors. The Afternoon Teas will include a selection of delicious light bites along with refreshing beverages and Filoli’s popular Rose Tea, served on china similar to that of the Bourn and Roth era in the early 20th century. The Afternoon Teas will be complemented by beautiful floral arrangements and live music from expert harpist, Erica Messer.