Haute Scenes: Filoli Gala in the Garden

While cooped up during the pandemic, Bay Area residents discovered a safe and spectacular outdoor destination: Filoli Historic House and Garden in Woodside. From 230,000 visitors in 2019 and 190,000 in 2020, all signs point to 300,000 this year, thanks to extended hours and reimagined holiday events drawing more families.

At this year’s Gala in the Garden, 179 guests raised a net $190,000 to support programs and grounds. During special events or everyday visits, it’s fun to pretend the mansion, rose garden, and views are all yours—minus the yard work. Escapism at its finest.