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Biltmore Blooms and Spring Has Arrived

biltmore bloomsThe prestigious Biltmore Estate is steeped in history, offers a breathtaking view, and offers activities for the entire family year round.

From the foliage in the fall, to the house during the Christmas season, there is always much to be seen and heard when visiting the estate. First time visitors will be blown away by the beauty!

Visitors staying at Asheville River Cabins during the spring months shouldn’t miss out on Biltmore Blooms!

The event takes place annually, this year kicking off on March 20th and taking place through May 23rd.

The gardens, designed by lanscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted come to life during the spring months, with blooms staggered throughout the season.

During Biltmore Blooms, several special events take place:

walled_garden_300x197Antler Hill Village

  • Music on the Bandstand: Sunday – Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 4:00 pm. – 8:45 p.m.
  • Grape Stomp at the Winery: Saturday and Sunday 2:00 pm. – 5:00 p.m.
    Exhibition in the Biltmore Legacy: The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad

Biltmore House

  • Floral Displays: Daily; Winter Garden orchid display open March 20 – April 6
  • Classical music near the Winter Garden: Daily 30 minute sets from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Conservatory

  • Live music: Daily 30 minute sets from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Walled Garden

  • Ask a Gardener Station: Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • A Gardener’s Place Seminars: Daily at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m

Learn more about the variety of flowers and blooms at the Biltmore Estate 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.

azalea_couple_300x197Late 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.

Information and Photos Courtesy of Biltmore Estate.

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