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Filoli in the News



Celebrate the Holidays at National Trust Historic Sites – – December 6, 2017

Our Guide to Celebrating Filoli’s 100th Year – The Six Fifty – Nov 29, 2017

The Adventures of Elf Mateo –  San Mateo County Silicon Valley Conventions and Visitors Bureau – Nov 22, 2017

Bay Area Historic Houses Get Decked Out For the Holidays – The Mercury News – Nov 9, 2017

Filoli celebrates the holiday season with an array of events – Los Altos Online Crier – Oct 25, 2017

Museum gotta see ‘um – San Mateo Daily Journal – Oct 13, 2017

Filoli Gardens Fall Festival – Well-Traveled Wife – Sept 28, 2017

Filoli’s Autumn Festival will be held on September 23 – InMenlo – Sept 17, 2017

Rare weasel emerges at Peninsula’s historic Filoli estate – San Francisco Chronicle – Sept 10, 2017

Modern Luxury Silicon Valley (online) – 2017

Matson Newsletter (print) – August 2017 Issue

Autumn Festival – Daily Post – August 25, 2017

Filoli’s Centennial Gala 2017 – San Mateo Daily Journal – Aug 20, 2017

Nestled in the Native Garden – Daily Post – August 17, 2017

Filoli’s Centennial Gala – Daily Post – August 11, 2017

Everything You Need to Know to Tour the Bay’s Filoli Garden Estate – Timber Press – July 28, 2017

3 Historical Peninsula Gardens to Visit – Eva Barrows Writing Services – July 27, 2017

Filoli Estate Hits the Century Mark – San Mateo Daily Post – July 3, 2017

Five Ways to Enjoy Filoli – SF GATE – May 15, 2017

Home front: bird walks; Filoli garden tour – Mountain View Voice – May 11, 2017

Stop & Smell the Roses: The Best Bay Area Gardens for Romance and Relaxation – – April 14, 2017

In Filoli’s Greenhouses Behind the scenes with Kelly Osborn – Pacific Horticulture Society – April 2017

6 Best Gardens to See Spring in Bloom in the Bay Area – Mommy Nearest – March 21, 2017

Pacific Horticulture (print) – Spring 2017 Issue

Gentry Magazine (print) – Spring 2017 Issue

Celebrating “The Year of the Garden” at Filoli – Garden Collage Magazine – Jan 30, 2017

Edible Silicon Valley Magazine (print) – 2017

Evoke Magazine Issue No. 2 (print) – 2017

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days 2017 Directory, Printed Listing (print) – 2017

Sunset Magazine (print) – 2017

Visitors Guide to the Mid-Peninsula, Printed Ad, Spring/Summer (print) – 2017

Mom Matters – San Mateo Mothers Club Monthly Newsletter (print) – 2017

Traveler’s Guide to California Destinations, San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper (print) – 2017


Filoli on Film

Filoli has provided a memorable location for a variety of motion picture, television, and commercial productions.


Commercials and Catalogue Shoots

  • Estée Lauder
  • The RealReal
  • Fast Company Magazine
  • Shutterfly
  • Tea Collection
  • Brunschweig et Fils’
  • Lincoln Mercury
  • Macy’s
  • Restoration Hardware
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Target
  • Vanderbyl Furniture
  • Volvo
  • Williams-Sonoma


Movies and Television

Heaven Can Wait (Movie)1978Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie, Dyan Cannon
Dynasty (TV Pilot)1981-89John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins
Starman (TV) 1986-87Robert Hays
Bay Area Backroads (TV)1985
An Inconvenient Woman (TV) 1991Jason Robards, Jill Eikenberry, Rebecca De Mornay
Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie) 1991Mark Harmon, Margaret Welsh, Norm Skaggs
Dying Young (Movie)1991Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D’Onofrio
The Joy Luck Club (Movie) 1993Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh
Bob Villa's Historic Houses of America (TV) 1995
Nash Bridges (TV) 1996-2001Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe
Lolita (Movie) 1997Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith
America’s Castles: Garden Estates (TV)1997
The Game (Movie) 1997Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn
George of the Jungle (Movie) 1997Brandan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden
What Dreams May Come (Movie) 1998Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra
Stigmata (Movie)1999Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce
The Wedding Planner (Movie) 2001Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
Rent (Movie) 2005Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Idina Menzel
The Master (Movie)2012Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams

Other Television Spots

  • In Wine Country (KNBC)
  • Rebecca’s Garden (HGTV)
  • Henry’s Garden (KRON)
  • The Dirt on Gardening (DIY Network)
  • Gardening by the Yard (HGTV)
  • Smart Gardening (PBS)
  • P. Allen Smith