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Biltmore Gardens

Following family holidays near the Atlantic ocean, one of the hottest venues in North Carolina is the Biltmore Estate. Part of the scenic grounds below the mansion includes a large conservatory with display gardens. Our spring tour was perfectly timed for the daffodil and tulip bloom!


So let's begin the Biltmore Gardens tour...

 

daffodil bed

 

pink tulips

 

 

display bed for spring bloomers

 

bright yellow daffodils and pink tulips

 

Biltmore mansion

 

Biltmore Conservatory and Gardens
Looking down across the bulb display beds toward the Biltmore Conservatory

 

specimen Japanese Maple

 

 

The Italian Garden at the Biltmore Mansion

 

Biltmore Gardens Map
Map of the Biltmore walled garden,
terraces, conservatory and azalea garden

 

large vine

 
Tree plantings
 

mowing the lawn
Mowing the Italian Garden at Biltmore

 

Birthplace of American Forestry

  
BIRTHPLACE OF
AMERICAN FORESTRY

George W. Vanderbilt, following the recommendation of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, was the first American landowner to implement scientific forestry, the management and conservation of forest lands, on a large scale. He hired Gifford Pinchot, founder of The Society of American Foresters, to develop a management plan for the surrounding forest. Biltmore's forest management plan improved the health of the forest while producing sustainable wood resources.

The Biltmore Forest School (1898 - 1913), located nearby, was the country's first to provide professional training for foresters. Today, many American colleges and universities offer curricula in forestry and natural resource management.
  

 

Statue on the south terrace

 

Japanese Maple specimen

 

vines

 

Biltmore library terrace
Fantastic view of the North Carolina mountains from the Library Terrace

 

Brick bridge at Biltmore Estate

 

orchids at Biltmore

 

 

Johnny Jump Ups in a strawberry jar

 

Bulb display

 

Lilies photo

 

orchids

 
orchid
 

Biltmore Conservatory in Asheville North Carolina

 

MORE

Annual Daffodil Show

Photos of bulbs

Deer resistant bulbs

 

   


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