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Best-kept secrets: Biltmore’s alley gardens

Posted on 07/15/2016 by Jean Sexton

With acres of vivid colors and lush plantings, the gardens of Biltmore are so breathtaking that some guests never venture inside the Conservatory during the summer months. According to Jordana...

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Restoring Our Fly-Fishing Boat

Posted on 05/05/2016 by Sharon Bell

Biltmore’s wooden boat has seen countless fly-fishing lessons and guide trips on the estate, as well as plenty of guests admiring its iconic beauty in the Lagoon. After 10 years of solid use,...

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A summer retreat for sheep

Posted on 04/26/2016 by Jean Sexton

After George Vanderbilt officially opened Biltmore House to his friends and family on Christmas Eve 1895, you might imagine that the building projects he envisioned for his grand estate were...

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Springtime Project: Olmsted Basket

Posted on 04/21/2016 by Cathy Barnhardt

Biltmore's gardens were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted as his last great commission. Gentleness, charm, and naturalness are keynotes of Olmsted's style. The picturesque and pastoral...

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A Vigilant Garden Rescue

Posted on 04/13/2016 by Sharon Bell Comments(3)

Early spring often brings unpredictable weather patterns, and 2016 is no exception. On the evening of April 9, forecasted temperatures in the mid-20's generated concern among Biltmore's...

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