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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

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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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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Preparing for the vineyard harvest

Posted on 08/01/2014 by Jean Sexton

Though it’s still summer here in Western North Carolina, autumn isn’t too far away. We’re looking forward to a bit of fresh crispness in the Blue Ridge Mountains that signals the...

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Lucas Jack and Biltmore’s Rose Garden

Posted on 07/10/2014 by Judy Ross

If you are the resident expert for a historic garden like Biltmore’s Rose Garden, people might assume that’s your favorite spot in the estate’s 8,000 acres. But the location...

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Summertime Strolling in the Gardens-Q & A with Parker Andes

Posted on 06/03/2014 by Leeann Donnelly

We love the long days of summer at Biltmore, especially in the gardens. There’s just something special about an early morning or late afternoon stroll along the winding paths through the...

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