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Preserving History in Biltmore’s Italian Garden

Posted on 08/31/2014 by Sharon Bell

Filled with numerous varieties of exotic water lilies, tropical bananas, papyrus, and koi fish, the Italian Garden pays tribute to George Vanderbilt and Fredrick Law Olmsted’s vision each...

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Richard Sharp Smith’s architectural legacy in Western North Carolina

Posted on 08/27/2014 by Judy Ross

Tracing the spread of Biltmore’s architectural influence in Western North Carolina begins—naturally enough—with George Vanderbilt. He brought favorite family architect Richard...

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Cows and sheep and donkeys, oh my!  Maintaining a working farm at Biltmore

Posted on 08/25/2014 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

The animals you see grazing when you drive through Biltmore are not just decorative—they play a major role in continuing George Vanderbilt’s vision of a self-sustaining, working estate....

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A thoughtful wine collector

Posted on 08/21/2014 by Jean Sexton Comments(2)

Taste and style were two hallmarks of George Vanderbilt’s life, and both are reflected throughout Biltmore—his private country estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Visually stunning...

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Cornelia’s birthday celebrations continue

Posted on 08/19/2014

As Cornelia Vanderbilt grew older, her birthday parties became grand events. Her twenty-first birthday on August 22, 1921 began with a surprise gathering of 250 estate workers and tenants at 7 a.m....

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