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86 Canada Rd, Woodside, CA 94062-4144
+1 650-364-8300
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Amazing gardens and a special story !

This is something you do not want to miss ! The special story of 2 families , the love for... read more

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Kfar-Saba , Israel
Beautiful Estates

This is house and garden estates that you can walk through. It is self-guided and there is lots of... read more

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Recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century, Filoli welcomes the public to this remarkable 654-acre property. Designed between 1915 and 1917 and set against the dramatic backdrop of the northern Santa Cruz mountains in Woodside, California, Filoli is an excellent example of the Golden Age of American garden design and country house architecture. Opened to the public in 1976 as a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Filoli features a 36,000 sq. Ft. Home and a 16-acre English Renaissance Garden. In addition, Filoli's property includes a 6.8 Acre Gentlemen's Heritage Orchard and a trail system that transverses five different ecosystems for docent-guided nature hikes. Filoli is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and stewardship of the cultural traditions and natural history of this country estate for public education and enjoyment.
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86 Canada Rd, Woodside, CA 94062-4144
+1 650-364-8300
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Reviewed today

This is something you do not want to miss ! The special story of 2 families , the love for gardening and the huge gardens are a must !!

Thank Elizur
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is house and garden estates that you can walk through. It is self-guided and there is lots of walking involved, including steps. There is also a garden where you can purchase plants. I was able to get a discount to the admission price with...More

Thank Stacy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in the Bay Area my whole adult life and had never visited Filoli until last weekend, for a company picnic. I had no idea a garden this beautiful could exist in California. Everywhere you turn, there is a postcard-perfect vista, full of...More

Thank NorCalPal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is off the beaten path but well worth the stop. The gardens are beautiful and the house brings you back to a forgotten era. There is excellent information about the past owners. The gardens and out building are relaxing and even on a hot...More

Thank Travelwestport
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time here. This is a must for all. The special events are spectacular, however, we just went this time to spend the day in beauty. Don't miss a simple and easy day to enjoy the glory of color and gardens.

Thank kannc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know this estate existed until my friends took me. There is an interesting old house rich with history and acres of beautiful gardens. The house is grandiose, complete with a Versailles-esque ballroom. I was disappointed that they only let you see the main...More

1  Thank DalPalWXman
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place is amazingly beautiful, peaceful and extremely interesting historically. Friends took my husband and I and the beauty was outstanding. We walked through the elegant home designed in 1915- 1917 in a setting of the Santa Cruz mountains and in Woodside, CA, and decorated...More

1  Thank jodavis1966
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were delighted to find this hidden gem right outside of San Mateo, CA. We visited in early July when the roses were blooming and other flowers flourishing. The grounds are easily walked and there are benches scattered along the walkway for a short rest...More

Thank Suzan J
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Every year they have six summer jazz concerts, all are excellent and are held outdoors at the old tennis courts. Gracious volunteers serve you complimentary snacks, including white wine, beer, lemonade, gourmet coffee, and sparkling water. Not to mention a sweet surprise from See's Candies....More

Thank pegasused2014
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Great historic house that you can break off from and hike your way above Crystal Springs. Go on a weekday to avoid the crowds of mountain bikers and hikers. Takes me back of what this valley would be like 200 years ago.

Thank TravelDocD
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Catherine P
6 June 2017|
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Response from Shellqueen666 | Reviewed this property |
You might want to check out Foster City along hwy 92. There's a shopping center, restaurants, Costco, theater all located in that corridor
15 May 2017|
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Response from David Z | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if you can get into the cafe without paying the admission fee. You certainly need to pay to enter the Gardens.
Verne S
22 April 2017|
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Response from jocelynd102 | Reviewed this property |
Yes many nice sitting areas throughout the estate, you can even bring a picnic!!

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