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Happy Birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted

Posted on 03/10/2015 by Judy Ross

In April, we remember Biltmore’s landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted, born April 26, 1822. Often referred to as the “Father of Landscape Architecture in America,” he’s...

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Our California “grape escape”

Posted on 03/09/2015 by Sharon Fenchak

In his book Lady On The Hill, George Vanderbilt's grandson William A.V. Cecil noted that “Asheville was about the same latitude as Gibraltar in the Mediterranean, and with an altitude...

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A special bond

Posted on 03/06/2015 by Jean Sexton

Chauncey Delos Beadle began working at Biltmore as nursery supervisor under the direction of Frederick Law Olmsted in 1890—five years before Biltmore House and its surrounding gardens were...

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A springtime stay at Biltmore

Posted on 02/25/2015 by Judy Ross

While George Vanderbilt put great thought into every detail of Biltmore, there’s one aspect of the home he placed in importance above all others: hospitality. Biltmore was designed for guests,...

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An Easy Way to Welcome Spring

Posted on 02/23/2015 by Holly Clark Comments(1)

Lucinda Ledford, one of Biltmore’s talented floral designers, enjoys using natural elements in her arrangements. With treasures collected from the great outdoors, she’s created a...

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