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The Art of Biltmore’s Open-Air Museum

Posted on 08/10/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

Frederick Law Olmsted selected the major plantings at Biltmore with the utmost attention. Each had a specific purpose: to provide a certain color, texture or function, such as shade or height. But...

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Meet Our Farmers

Posted on 07/30/2015 by Jean Sexton

From the beginning, George Vanderbilt envisioned Biltmore as a working estate and farm. He set aside the acres of rich, rolling land along the French Broad River for raising healthy livestock and...

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Unusual Biltmore Jobs: Rosarian

Posted on 07/07/2015 by Jean Sexton

You could say that Emily Wilson’s interest in plants runs in her family: the Georgia native attended Auburn University, graduating from the College of Agriculture with a horticulture degree...

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International Rose Trials: 2015 Winners Announced

Posted on 06/01/2015 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(1)

Biltmore International Rose Trials judges make their way through the varieties on trial that were first planted in the Walled Garden in 2013. On Saturday morning, ladies and gents arrived at the...

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Historic Hand-Colored Post Cards

Posted on 05/12/2015 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(3)

In late May, we turn our gardening attention to a friendly competition taking place in a corner of the Walled Garden. Here, a jury gathers in Biltmore’s historic rose garden to evaluate...

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