Located 30 miles south of San Francisco, Filoli is nestled on a slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains and surrounded by more than 23,000 acres of the protected Peninsula watershed. To the two families who lived here, Filoli represented a desire to create a magnificent and enduring country estate. Today, Filoli’s mission is to connect our rich history with a vibrant future through beauty, nature, and shared stories.
Before becoming a country estate, Filoli was home to ranchers, settlers, and the Indigenous Ohlone people
Exquisitely beautiful and ever-changing, the Garden at Filoli offer visitors the chance to learn about the estate’s renowned horticulture practices or to simply enjoy the beauty.
Though the Filoli House is currently closed, it stands as California’s most triumphant example of the Georgian Revival tradition and is one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century.
Filoli spans over 654-acres and 5 distinct ecosystems. The land has been home to many different people, animals and plants that you can learn about here.
Each week, the Director of Horticulture, Jim Salyards scouts the Garden for amazing blooms and features our favorites here.
Check out the latest blog posts
Through the Garden Gate: Filoli’s Bonsai Collection
Bonsai has graced the Filoli estate dating back to the Bourn era and continues today as a sizable and stunning collection.Jim Salyards, Director of Horticulture Peter del Tredici, emeritus senior…
Missing at Filoli: Black and Latinx Stories
Coming early February, in honor of Black History Month, our interpretive staff explores the lack of black and latinx stories within Filoli’s history.