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
Learn How Filoli’s Fruit Press Works!
See our fruit press in action! As summer winds to a close, our staff harvests the fruit from the Gentleman’s Orchard and the Family Orchard in the Garden. With more…
Essential Gardening | Revisiting the Spring of COVID-19
In this excerpt from Essential Gardening: Public Gardens in the Spring of COVID-19, from the Arnoldia, a publication of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, director of horticulture Jim Salyards, and former plant collections fellow Terry…