Day Trip to Filoli, Part 2 – The Gardens, Chapter 2

The tour took us all over the gardens.  We started with the sunken garden which has a reflecting pool which is home to a protected species of frog.  We could see the tadpoles swimming in the water.

Sunken Garden

Sunken Garden

This is the Walled Garden, which was divided into four huge parts.

Walled Garden

Walled Garden

This is the High Place where William Bourn liked to sit and where he could see all of his property, all the way to Crystal Springs Lake.  The columns were ballast from his ships.

The High Place

The High Place

This is the view from The High Place, through over 200 Irish Yews grown from cuttings from Muckross House in Ireland.  The other side of the garden is 1/3 mile away.

Yew Allee

Yew Allee

The pool was added in 1946 by the Roths.  It’s painted white and is unheated.

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

By this time we had been walking for over 3 hours, and it felt like we had walked for miles.  It was also closing time, so we had to end our tour of Filoli and leave.

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About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.
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