Filoli 'Gentleman's Orchard,' photo by Jerry Barrack
6.8-acre landscape with over 670 trees: An eclectic connoisseur's collection of European and American varieties of fruits.
Filoli Autumn Festival - October 3, 2009
Garden lovers from near and far are acquainted with the Filoli estate's celebrated landscape, the elaborate formal gardens embracing a wisteria-draped mansion designed by Willis Polk.
I would guess, however, that Filoli's orchard is less well-known. It is, in fact, the largest, and I must add, lovingly tended, heirloom orchard in private hands in the United States.
Families and friends in-the-know 'calendar' Filoli's Autumn Festival well in advance, in order not to miss this fundraiser with live music, orchard tours, floral design demonstrations,
and a host of activities to take part in for kids and adults.