Open Hours:Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am–3:30 pm (last admission 2:30 pm) Sunday: 11:00 am–3:30 pm (last admission 2:30 pm) Filoli is closed on Mondays
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 77%Local Culture
- 76%Family Travelers
- 72%History Buffs
- 70%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (21)
- Filoli CenterAmbassadorMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 9Oct 29, 2013
Wow, what an amazing little gem in the Bay Area that I just discovered. I've lived here for over 10yrs! It's just $15 for adult admission and the money towards maintaining the house and garden (by volunteers). I spent a good 2 hours walking around the gardens and taking photos. The flowers are beautiful!!!! The house is lovely too.
- Filoli CenterMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Aug 03, 2013
Filoli is a gorgeous estate tucked away in rural Woodside. The grounds are immaculately kept up by volunteers and is open to the public from February to October. The best time of year to visit Filoli is right before Christmas when the house is decorated and turned into a holiday boutique and during the spring and summer months when all the flowers are in bloom. There are always beautiful floral arrangements inside the house done by the volunteers. Take a guided tour and hear a lot of interesting history. I've taken my mom here several times for Mother's Day brunch/afternoon tea, and she's now a member. The membership fee allows you and a guest to enter the grounds for free all year round. Check out the calendar of events on their website and make a trip over there.
- Filoli CenterSep 25, 2013
Filoli is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. The magnificent gardens and guided tours are a treat for all the senses. If you love gardens, it is not be missed. The tour of the Mansion is a fascinating introduction to the families who founded the estate. In addition, Filoli offers a wonderful array of fundraising events throughout the year, including Mother’s Day Flower Shows, Jazz at Filoli (six Sunday afternoon concerts), Holiday Traditions and monthly Afternoon Teas.
- Filoli CenterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 19, 2013
When you go to Filoli bring your camera. I have a great time just taking pictures of the flowers and the landscaped gardens. It helps me slow down and enjoy the place, and see the world in a fresh way. I've also walk in Filoli with a birding group, so if you're more of a naturalist bring your binos. And watch for the wild turkeys sometimes seen in the fields by the entrance kiosk.
- Filoli CenterMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodies+ 1Feb 27, 2014
The interior of the house has been featured in a lot of movies (Joy Luck Club, The Game, What Dreams May Come) but I loved walking through the gardens and exploring the different species of plants. The rose garden was impressive. Looking forward to the daffodil and wisteria this spring. It's a bit tough with toddlers though as they are not permitted to walk on the lawns. And you know toddlers, their first instinct is to run on the lawn. So a stroller might be helpful...The Home and Garden store is really pretty, inspiring budding gardeners.Recommended for:Green Travelers
- Filoli CenterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 06, 2013
Date spot alert! Guys, if you are in need of a cool date idea, look no further. Bring your ladies here for a romantic day in the garden.
I imagine early spring being the best time for the flowers but the roses were blooming in full force mid summer when I visited. The garden was stunning. The house tour was equally enjoyable. The rooms are nicely decorated with lovely flower arrangements.
Who would have thought a cute little estate like this could be found so close to the city?
- Filoli CenterSep 12, 2012
Country estate built in 1917 by William Bourn. His motto was "Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life" and the name of the estate is from the first two letters of the words Fight - Love - Live. The gardens are beautiful. Trivia - this the Carrington Mansion from the TV series Dynasty.