For Norm Frampton’s weekly feature, Thursday Doors, I’m sharing a few more door and garden photos from a recent visit to Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California. You can find my original Filoli door post here and some pics of Percy, Filoli’s resident Peacock here. During this visit, Tulips and Daffodils bloomed in the gardens, a welcome sign of Spring’s arrival.
Hidden in the foothills of Woodside, California, Filoli Gardens was created as a grand country estate for the wealthy Bourn family in the early 1900s. The name “Filoli” comes from the first two letters of “FIght- LOve-LIve.” Bourn’s credo was “To fight for a just cause; to love your fellow man; to live a good life.” These are worthy words to live by.
The estate features a 20th-century Georgian mansion, 16 acres of remarkable formal gardens, a Café and Gift Shop, and docent-led hikes through the estate’s nature preserve. Filoli is a not-for-profit organization that is open to the public thanks to approximately 1,200 volunteers and financial support obtained through fundraising, grants, and donations.
Filoli website: www.filoli.org