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Great way to spend a sunny weekend day - especially when the flowers are in full bloom.
Construction began on Filoli in 1915 from designs by architect Willis Polk. This Georgian estate was named after William Bourn's motto: FIght for a just cause; LOve your fellow man; LIve a good life.
Coldwell Banker - Northern California
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Filoli served as the Carrington Mansion on the 1980s television show “Dynasty.” Free admission for members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
rating 4.5 out of 5
I have lived in the Bay Area for nearly 30 years and finally made it here!! An absolutely beautiful place to visit! Enjoyed it so much, I bought a membership! The garden displays are breathtaking and it's very clear that they are changed quite frequently to keep up with what's in bloom at the tim....
Kimberly Ann Graham
The house and gardens are splendid. If you have time to drive out, it's really worth a visit. Immaculately laid out and sculpted grounds, some very nice bonsai around the edges of the manor house, and well-preserved bits of history inside the house. Beautiful!
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I am always surprised that so many people don't know where FIloli is ...or... what it is. It is not a picnic place or possible wedding venue. Get that out of your head.
Filoli has been voted the MOST BEAUTIFUL garden by the Smithsonian. It is paradise. There are events throughout the year. However....