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Biltmore House

Biltmore House

I am running out of time today, unfortunately, so I don't have time to write about the lovely Biltmore House and its absolutely amazing gardens.  I could wax on poetically about the tulips and azaleas that produce ribbons of color in the spring Festival of Flowers.  But, no time today.  So, instead, please enjoy these photos of Biltmore and rest assured that it is one of the most beautiful gardens we have ever seen and well worth the trip to Asheville.  (Actually, you should go to Asheville anyway - it's one of our favorite cities in the United States with hikes, walks, gardens, and restaurants to make the mind reel.)

Flowers at Biltmore Estate

Orchidd at Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate gardens

Tulips at Biltmore Estate

Tulips at Biltmore Estate

Hydrangeas at Biltmore Estate

Tulips at Biltmore Estate

Flowers at Biltmore Estate gardens

Views from the Biltmore

Biltmore Estate

Tulips at the Biltmore


Admission to the Biltmore Estate is a pricey $40 but you can easily spend a full day wandering through the gardens, the largest private residence in America, and the winery tour.  We spent a month in Asheville and bought the annual pass so that we could take Chewy and Abby with us on walks and through the gardens.  The Festival of Flowers runs every year between April and May and is well worth seeing, though we recommend visiting on a weekday if possible, because the crowds can get quite intense on the weekends.