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ESL, Niveau avancé

FILOLI

After the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, wealthy families ......... with each other to create grand gardens.
William Bourn had an estate built for his wife, son and twin daughters, just 30 miles south of San Francisco surrounded by ......... acres of formal gardens.
He named the estate "Filoli," an ......... for his credo to "FIght for justice, LOve your fellow man, and LIve a good life."
Bourn hoped to make the creation of Filoli his life-long project and refuge. However, ......... after suffering a stroke in 1922, he could only view the gardens from a wheelchair.
His wife, daughter and son ......... him in death. The family is buried on the estate.
After his death in 1937, the estate was sold to the William Roth family. Roth was ......... with the gardens, experimenting with growing camellias.
Mrs. Roth wanted the flowers to resemble a ......... of color, each flower just a shade or two different than the next one.
In 1963, she donated the estate to the National Trust for Preservation, including an endowment to take care of gardens in ..........
Because of Mrs. Roth's generosity and vision, visitors can now stroll on guided tours through 16 acre gardens of huge varieties from exotic plants to ......... flowers.
Occasionally, the Roth children visit the gardens, recalling happy memories of their self-taught ......... father and their color conscious mother.