Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Filoli Woodside, California

Filoli Woodside, California
Filoli is a 654 acre estate on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Built between 1915 and 1917 the estate is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Filoli is open for public tours of the gardens and historic house. Attractions include self-guided tours, guided tours, and nature hikes. Several areas of the formal gardens include some especially designed for weddings. The largest gardens are working gardens for the production of cut flowers for the mansion and for the growing of some vegetables. Filoli offers a variety of special events and exhibits throughout the year, including a Mother's Day Flower Show, summer Jazz at Filoli Concert Series, Holiday Traditions and monthly Afternoon Tea at Filoli.

Filoli is located about 30 miles south of San Francisco in Woodside, California, just south of the junction of Highways 92 and 280. Address 86 CaƱada Road, Woodside, California 94062.