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An April Engagement Brings a Biltmore Legacy

Posted on 04/19/2017 by Jean Sexton

If April showers bring May flowers, what do April engagements bring? For George Vanderbilt, April 1898 brought his engagement to Edith Stuyvesant Dresser. That, in turn, brought about two wedding...

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Inside Biltmore Blooms: Balancing Books and Blossoms

Posted on 03/21/2017 by Amy Dangelico

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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Literary Guests of Biltmore House

Posted on 02/01/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

While we aren’t sure exactly when they met, George Vanderbilt and author Edith Wharton likely knew each other most of their lives. Both were born into New York society in 1862 and both moved...

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George Vanderbilt: One of the Best Read Men in the Country

Posted on 01/16/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(2)

While other members of the Vanderbilt family were recognized for their lavish parties or successes in the stock market, when it came to George, the press instead focused on his love of learning and,...

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