Exploring Spring at Filoli Gardens


March 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024    
10:30 am - 5:00 pm


Filoli Gardens
86 Cañada Rd, , , Woodside, CA , 94062

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Nestled amidst the rolling hills of California’s Bay Area, Filoli Gardens stands as a testament to the enduring allure of nature and the rich tapestry of human history. Spread across 654 acres of meticulously manicured landscapes, this historic estate beckons visitors to immerse themselves in a world of botanical splendor and architectural grandeur.

A Glimpse into History:

Filoli’s story traces back to the early 20th century when it was commissioned by William Bowers Bourn II, a visionary San Francisco businessman, and his wife, Agnes Moody Bourn. Designed by architect Willis Polk, Filoli’s construction began in 1915 and culminated in 1917, showcasing the opulent Georgian Revival style. The estate’s name, “Filoli,” derived from the Bourns’ motto, “Fight for a just cause, Love your fellow man, Live a good life,” epitomizes its guiding principles. Throughout the years, Filoli has served as a beacon of elegance and sophistication, hosting esteemed guests and preserving the legacy of its founders.

Seasonal Delights and Cultural Treasures:

Filoli Gardens hosts a variety of cultural events, from art exhibitions to live performances, enriching the visitor experience with the vibrant tapestry of human creativity. Additionally, Filoli offers educational programs and workshops, allowing enthusiasts of all ages to delve deeper into horticulture, history, and the arts.

Filoli recently collaborated with Opera San Jose where guests were treated to beautiful arias and duets performed by the San Jose’s company members in the decadent grand ballroom. 

Up-Coming Events: 

Select Dates March-May 10:30 am: Discovering Filoli: Enjoy a sweeping 90-minute tour of the House and Garden that takes you off the beaten path and shares how Filoli has been an enduring place of culture, nature, play, and beauty. Tickets: $75

Select Dates April, 2:00-4:00pm Flora Party: Celebrate the colors of the season at Filoli’s spring flora party. Guided by Filoli staff, artfully combine a mix of fresh flowers and greenery to make your own showstopper. Enjoy light snacks and drinks as you unleash your creativity and take inspiration from the Garden around you! Spring Florals Tickets $150 

Select Dates in April:  Spring Teas: Experience blooming elegance in Filoli’s Garden House. Tuck into an array of finger sandwiches, scones, and patisseries while sipping tea and sparkling wine in an exclusive setting. Tickets: $185

Year-Long: GreenHouse Horticulture Tour: 90 minute guided tour with a member of Filoli’s Horticulture team. Tour includes Sparkling wine toast and chocolate gift, exclusive behind the scenes access, and daytime admission to Filoli.


Preserving a Legacy:

Beyond its aesthetic splendor, Filoli Gardens is dedicated to the preservation of its rich heritage and the stewardship of its natural resources. Through conservation efforts and community engagement initiatives, the estate strives to ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy its timeless beauty. Whether seeking inspiration, relaxation, or a deeper connection with nature, Filoli Gardens invites visitors to embark on a journey of discovery and renewal amidst the breathtaking landscapes of California’s Bay Area.


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