Garden Design: Top 20 public and botanical gardens in the united states


There is so much to see and absorb at Filoli. This is a visit to savor.

Reminiscent of a grand English estate, you are sure to be enchanted by the traditional terraces, manicured lawns, and stone balustrades, with breathtaking distant views to the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Charming brick garden structures can be found throughout the grounds, a perfect setting for the clusters of weathered terracotta pots filled with seasonal bulbs and flowers. Yet there is so much more: geometric beds filled with color corralled by clipped hedges, long vistas that lure you through the garden spaces, serene water features, and formal allées.

In springtime, the orchard is truly delightful as thousands of naturalized daffodils bloom beneath the gnarled fruit trees.

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