A Little Bit of Heaven – The Filoli Gardens
Recently, I paid a visit to Filoli, a grand country house set in 16 acres of formal gardens surrounded by 654 acre estate in Woodside California. What I love most about the estate are the beautifully landscaped gardens, which have a sense privacy and surprise.
They are planted with everything from exotic Chinese peonies and European hornbeam trees to sturdy geraniums and old fashioned roses.
Now a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it was built in the early20th century to dazzle, is one of last of its kind. Do have a look around!