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Orchids take the stage at Biltmore later this month

Posted on 03/11/2013 by Bill Alexander

At the end of the 19th century when George W. Vanderbilt was creating Biltmore, conservatories andplant collections were at their peak of popularity in both botanical gardens and among wealthy...

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George Vanderbilt: Book Lover

Posted on 02/27/2013 Comments(2)

Currently on display, now through May, in the exhibit case in the lobby of the Inn on Biltmore Estate is a collection of books from George Vanderbilt’s time and a look at his reading habits....

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Happy Birthday, Dear Edith

Posted on 01/17/2013 by Leslie Klinger Comments(1)

Today, January 17, is the 140th anniversary of Edith Vanderbilt’s birthday. In celebration of her life and legacy, we thought it would be fun to share some little-known stories about her....

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Nonsense and a Very Good Time

Posted on 01/08/2013 by Leslie Klinger

With a new year just beginning, I thought it might be fun to share a recent discovery related to a past New Year celebrated at Biltmore. To mark the turning of 1901 into 1902, which Chief Curator...

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Celebrating the New Year - Past and Present

Posted on 01/01/2013 by Darren Poupore

With 2012 clearly in the rearview mirror, many of us are reflecting on the events of the past year before looking forward to the promises of a New Year. If we were to look further back, into the...

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