“acres of absolutely breathtaking botanical beauty”
Stroll acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. From the beauty of the Italian Garden to the breathtaking trees in America’s first managed forest, Biltmore’s lush landscape is a living tribute to Olmsted’s genius. Our horticultural experts continually work to preserve the original vision for the gardens and grounds, including our Rose Garden that features more than 250 varieties. As a century-old model for forest conservation (and, more recently, for sustainability, thanks to six acres of solar panels), Biltmore continues to honor Vanderbilt’s legacy of environmental protection. Explore the Grounds for Yourself Hike the grounds of our estate at your own pace with our extensive network of trails. Enjoy a walk along the French Broad River, through lush green forests, or the open meadows of Deer Park. Take a stroll on the 2.5 miles of paths in our manicured gardens. Early April Darwin Hybrid Tulip varieties begin blooming in the Walled Garden and Estate Entry. Other estate blooms include early flowering shrubs and trees, forsythia, spirea, magnolia, and flowering cherries. Mid-April Darwin Hybrid Tulips are usually at peak in the Walled Garden and Estate Entry. Other estate blooms include spring bulbs, dogwoods, and redbuds. Late April Single late tulips fill the Walled Garden, Estate Entry, and Winery beds, until the last week when poppies, snapdragons, and pansies are planted. Other estate blooms include hybrid azaleas and various flowering shrubs. May In bloom are poppies, snapdragons, and pansies in Walled Garden, Estate Entry, and Winery beds. Other estate blooms include native azaleas (first week is usually the peak), and various flowering shrubs. Late May - Late September Summer annuals fill the Walled Garden, Estate Entry, and Winery beds. Other estate blooms include roses and perennials and lush perennial borders in the Walled Garden, Winery and Antler Hill Village. June - August In addition to summer annuals, other estate blooms include native rhododendron and perennials. Mid-September - October Hundreds of vibrant chrysanthemums and salvias fill the Walled Garden, Estate Entry, and Winery beds. Mid-Late October Fall foliage colors.
Beautiful gardens. So many plants and flowers.
Beautiful gardens at every season!
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