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Controlled Approach: Preserving the Road to Biltmore

Posted on 06/09/2017 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

For Western North Carolina native Jason Mull, his daily work at Biltmore can sometimes seem very invasive—but that’s only because he heads up a crew of six gardeners who are primarily...

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Chauncey Beadle: Biltmore’s Azalea Hunter

Posted on 04/26/2017 by Amy Dangelico

A favorite pastime of Biltmore Blooms is the Azalea Garden—one of the largest selections of native azaleas in the country. The 15-acre garden is home to more than 20,000 plants, offering...

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Field to Fryer to Fuel: The Life Cycle of Biltmore Canola

Posted on 04/03/2017 by Amy Dangelico

Continuing the legacy of environmental stewardship founded by George Vanderbilt, Biltmore has embarked on a project to produce biodiesel fuel from canola grown on our 8,000 acres. We first...

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Inside Biltmore Blooms: Balancing Books and Blossoms

Posted on 03/21/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

Each spring, our floral team is tasked with creating imaginative displays throughout America’s largest home in honor of Biltmore Blooms. This year’s theme is “Celebration of...

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Tulips in the Walled Garden: A Brief History

Posted on 03/09/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

Each spring, thousands upon thousands of beautiful and brightly colored tulips fill the formal flowerbeds of the Walled Garden. Their vivid hues—this year, boasting shades of yellow, white,...

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