Filoli Mansion and Gardens - Woodside, CA

On a recent visit to San Jose, CA,  I drove 25 miles north on 280 to Woodside, CA to visit Fi;oli - a stately country house and botanical gardens.  If you are a fan of the television series Dynasty, you'll remember the house as being in the opening credits and the home of the Carrington's.

Fi - lo - li:  "Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life."  To learn more about Filoli, visit their website

Woodside, CA

The first glimpse of Filoli is the roof as you approach the entrance gates to the estate.
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Filoli estate at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains
Filoli was also featured on America's Castles - The Garden Estates.
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Main entrance to Filoli mansion

Mansion portico Filoli
Filoli portico

California Oak
California oak at Filoli mansion courtyard entrance

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Back of Filoli mansion

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Rear of Filoli mansion - America's Castles
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Side rear view - Filoli mansion

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Interior hallway - Filoli mansion
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Grand staircase - Filoli mansion
Mansion music room
Music room - Filoli mansion
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Harpsichord - Filoli music room
Filoli ballroom
Ballroom - Filoli mansion

Mansion ballroom
Chandelier - Ballroom Filoli mansion

Mansion garden pavillon
Pavilion - Filoli mansion and garden
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Filoli garden entrance

Filoli gardens
Sunken garden - Filoli mansion

California public garden
Sunken garden and pavilion - Filoli mansion

Filoli Pavilion
Interior garden pavilion - Filoli mansion

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Sunken garden - Filoli

Filoli fountain
Filoli garden fountain

Filoli walled garden
Walled garden - Filoli

California roses Filoli gardens
Rose garden - Filoli

Filoli Rose Arbor bench
Rose Garden Bench - Filoli

Knot garden
Knot garden - Filoli

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Knot garden - Filoli

Walled garden - Filoli

Garden bench planted with succulents for sale in gift shop.

Filoli gardens mansion pool
Lawn and pool - Filoli mansion and gardens

Pulgas Water Temple - Woodside, CA

Located immediately north of Filoli is Pulgas Water Temple - a  monument to commemorate the 1934 completion of the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct.  

Pulgas Water Temple - adjacent to Filoli

Crystal Springs Reservoir north of Filoli

Crystal Springs Reservoir is 5 minutes north of Filoli mansion. 

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