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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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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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Cedric: Biltmore’s Top Dog

Posted on 02/16/2015 Comments(1)

Like the fictional Lord Grantham on the PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey®, George Vanderbilt often had a beloved canine companion at his side. The first was Cedric, a St. Bernard who took...

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A fashionable lady

Posted on 01/22/2015 by Jean Sexton

From her debutante days onward, Edith Vanderbilt was a fashionable lady who enjoyed wearing some of the most elegant styles designed by the exclusive fashion houses of the era. (Right) Standing...

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