BBC Travel: Ten North American gardens worth travelling for



Filoli – California

About 100 years ago, William Bourn and his wife Agnes arrived at a name for their 16-acre garden by combining the first two letters from key words in William’s credo: “Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life.” Set in a 654-acre wooded estate near the town of Woodside, hedges and brick walls provide contrast for a profusion of hardy shrubs and enclose a series of formal gardens behind the stately house, making it an outstanding example of the late 19th-century gardening style that reintroduced Italian formality. [Filoli]( has served as the setting for several Hollywood films, such as Warren Beatty’s Heaven Can Wait, and the 1980s TV series Dynasty. (Rachel Perry)

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