On a recent visit to Filoli Gardens, I was pleasantly surprised to see an exhibit of fun ceramic, glass, and metal sculptures made by local artists. The sculptures were staged throughout the formal gardens.
Walking along a path near the Visitor & Education Center, I came across a metal sculpture of a funky, crazy-eyed dog. Seeing the dog’s goofy face in the setting of Filoli’s formal gardens was unexpected and gave me a much-needed chuckle.
In the formal Sunken Garden, a reflecting pool staged with vibrant orange and red glass sculptures reminiscent of flame torches caught my attention. Colorful glass orbs floated alongside lily pads. A fun and lively sculpture display in an otherwise sedate garden.
For folks living in the Bay Area, the Sculpture Exhibit runs until October 16, 2016. If you get the chance, a visit to Filoli is well-worth the $20.00 adult admission fee.
Located in the foothills of Woodside, California, Filoli is a grand 20th-century estate featuring a Georgian mansion set in 16 acres of lush, formal gardens. The estate was once owned by one of San Francisco’s richest families. Now open to the public, Filoli is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
For more information about the House and Garden visit the Filoli website: www.filoli.org