I finally made it to the Filoli Gardens, which are about 25-miles south of San Francisco in Woodside, California. From the outside, the house looks like a villa in Europe, and the grounds are equally beautiful. Most of the fruit trees are in full bloom, and Spanish moss flows from some of the others. As you leave the visitors’ entrance, you walk through a field of dandelions, which abuts the house. I’ve never seen so many tulips — and such large ones at that! The tulips are seasonal, and definitely worth making the trip for. Although it seems like the absolute perfect place for a picnic, you’re not allowed to bring food on the grounds, because apparently when they close the gates at 3 every day, the mountain lions and deer come out to play, and keeping them at bay becomes more difficult with food around.
© Sarah Milstein 2015