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Filoli is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Purchase the Filoli book in the garden shop

Pick Up Your
Pre–Ordered Books

If you have pre–ordered Filoli: Family Home, Historic Garden, Living Museum online and have not already picked up your books, they will be available for pick–up at Filoli during normal business hours beginning Tuesday, February 7th.



Clock tower photo by Beth Lau, Camperdown Elm photo by Rachel Perry. Perennial Border photo by Saxon Holt. Historical Images, Filoli Archives.

Filoli: Family Home, Historic Garden, Living Museum

winter branch black and white photo with the house in the distance view of the camper down elm Men clearing the land to build the house the perennial border in full summer bloom

Built more than sixty years after the California Gold Rush that inspired massive migration to Northern California, and ten years after the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco, Filoli represented a desire to create a magnificent and enduring country estate. Designed between 1915 and 1917 and set against the dramatic backdrop of the northern Santa Cruz mountains in Woodside, California, just south of San Francisco, Filoli is an excellent example of the Golden Age of American garden design and country house architecture.

Opened to the public in 1976, and now in its centenary, Filoli is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century and is a cherished resource for the community, valuing education, volunteering and diversity. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this is the story of a prime example of the California eclectic style and an inspiring vision of a new Eden, with bountiful land, plentiful resources and an emphasis on self–sufficiency.

book cover Filoli: Family Home, Historic Garden, Living Museum

Filoli: Family Home, Historic Garden, Living Museum

Please purchase your books in the Garden Shop when Filoli reopens on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

Just in time for our centennial, Filoli: Family Home, Historic Garden, Living Museum tells the story of the builders, designers and families that all left their mark on Filoli; as well as what guests will see during their visit. This edition is illustrated throughout with full color photographs of the House and Garden, in addition to archival images showing what life was like for the Bourn and Roth families.

Fee for soft cover book: $19.95 plus tax.

Fee for hard cover book: $29.95 plus tax.