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Garden and Historic Site
  • Caroline D.
    "gardens and architecture of the estate"(4 Tips)
    Ana Lucia N.
    "Beautiful, peaceful, historical."(3 Tips)
    Patricia S.
    "full bloom."(2 Tips)
    Jill K.
    "Early April Saturday, tulips & daffodils everywhere."(2 Tips)
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  • Lee H.
    Lee HuffordMarch 30, 2017
    Such a wonderful place! Make a note to yourself and go for Tulip Season!!!
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangAugust 29, 2016
    Beautiful gardens and art sculptures
  • Laura L.
    Laura LaBineJanuary 13, 2016
    The garden is beautiful
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengJuly 9, 2015
    This place is what inspired the color "Filoli Green." The gardens and architecture of the estate are absolutely beautiful year-round, and the gift shop is very interesting to look at.
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RobinsonJune 1, 2015
    The gardens are magical. They also do tea time occasionally here.
  • Diana A.
    Diana ArzFebruary 15, 2015
    The most gorgeous gardens in the Bay Area. Don't forget to bring or charge your camera
  • Donna W.
    Donna W.July 13, 2014
    Very nice garden hidden in the Peninsula. Beautiful to walk around.
  • Gill S.
    Gill StanfieldJune 5, 2014
    Allow plenty of time and have lunch in the cafe; the food is excellent.
  • Susanne M.
    Susanne M.May 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Just enjoy the beauty of the house and garden, it is always wonderful!
  • Linda M.
    Linda MassaApril 10, 2014
    See the gardens first, before it gets too hot
  • Jay J.
    Jay JonesSeptember 8, 2013
    Simply amazing garden. The house is an American castle.
  • Malou C.
    Malou CarreonSeptember 6, 2013
    Watch the short film . Tour the house - love the floors & most things are original. Enjoy the breathtaking garden & relax at the cafe.
  • Becki H.
    Becki HughesAugust 29, 2013
    This place is amazing! Every time you go it is different with beautiful flowers and fruit orchard! A must see!
  • Yeanne H.
    Yeanne HalimJuly 23, 2013
    If you appriciate beauty, nature hike and fresh air, sign up for family dual membership $85/year. It's much worth it than just buying one time pass. But then, only if you envision urself goin often.
  • Janel C.
    Janel CoughranMarch 23, 2013
  • Yana M.
    Yana MenikhesMarch 18, 2013
    Amazing place... so much beauty, so little time!
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonAugust 16, 2012
    One the USA’s finest remaining country estates, Filoli dates back to the early 20th century. The home & gardens of this 654-acre estate are recorded on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Coldwell Banker - Northern California
    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.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanJuly 20, 2012
    Great place to take family!
  • Melanie S.
    Melanie StarrMay 24, 2012
    Day trip w. Dad! Bought a membership to visit again. Don't forget to visit the gift shop...there's actually some fun gifts...good buyer!
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 20, 2012
    Filoli served as the Carrington Mansion on the 1980s television show “Dynasty.” Free admission for members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Cary L.
    Cary LameyNovember 30, 2011
    Christmas at Filoli... My first time and we had to pay 25 dollars per person to shop. All rooms xmas decorated so not good for a first visit and to pay to shop? Not worth it. But beautiful grounds
  • Stasha P.
    Stasha PowellNovember 8, 2011
    Even if you don't pay to go into the buildings (although you should) you will be mesmerized by the gorgeous lush gardens. The views are transcendent. This would be a brilliant spot for a first date.
  • Janet S.
    Janet StewartOctober 25, 2011
    Allow at 3 hours to visit the house and grounds. Have lunch in the cafe? Very nice.
  • Michael J. C.
    Michael J. CarrasquilloFebruary 24, 2011
    Artichoke bisque is...TO DIE FOR!
  • Jodi O.
    Jodi OlsonMay 22, 2010
    Gorgeous place. Peonies and roses are in bloom right now.
  • Ana Lucia N.
    Ana Lucia NovakMay 7, 2010
    Beautiful, peaceful, historical. stroll through gardens, blog from a bench overlooking beautiful scenery, eat lunch in their cafe, shop in their boutique gift store Read more
  • Kalena M.
    Kalena MaschingApril 26, 2010
    Don't get lost in the gardens and forget to check out the house.
  • Jill K.
    Jill KocherApril 5, 2010
    Early April Saturday, tulips & daffodils everywhere. Hours of trails. Off beaten path, few obnoxious tourists. Pricey at $15 per, but worth it. My 7yr old girl loved it. Read more
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin OlsonMarch 21, 2010
    Just absolutely beautiful. Not to be missed if you love nature and gardens.
  • Patricia S.
    Patricia SheppardFebruary 24, 2010
    Great way to spend a sunny weekend day - especially when the flowers are in full bloom.
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