Biltmore Blooms

March 19 - May 26, 2016

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Our gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms. Learn more about Biltmore gardens and grounds. This year, in addition to majestic sweeps of flowers coloring acres of gardens, America’s largest home embraces this season of new beginnings with the special exhibition Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film, included in Biltmore admission.

Access to Biltmore Blooms is included with an estate admission ticket or one of our accommodations packages.
Save $10 per admission ticket when you buy 7+ days in advance.

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Easter Celebration - March 27, 2016

Egg Hunt
Egg Hunts are for children 2–9 years old.

First Egg Hunt
Registration: 9:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Children's Music and Stories: 9:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Magic Show: 10:30 a.m.
Egg Hunt: 11:00 a.m.

Second Hunt
Registration: 11:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Children's Music and Stories: 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Magic Show: 12:30 p.m.
Egg Hunt: 1:00 p.m.

Third Hunt
Registration: 1:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Children's Music and Stories: 1:45 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Magic Show: 2:30 p.m.
Egg Hunt: 3:00 p.m.

Please return all eggs to the prize table in exchange for a treat bag. Do not take the eggs with you. Thank you!

On the Front Lawn
Photos with the Easter Rabbit: 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Coloring Pages, word finds, craft: 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

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Biltmore Blooms Activities

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Biltmore House

Setting the scene is a dramatic six-foot high wedding cake festooned with roses, lilies, and peonies in the Entry Hall, evoking the towering cake Cornelia Vanderbilt received for her 25th birthday. The Winter Garden represents an elegantly intimate garden party, with a large arched arbor draped with cascading blooms. Rose topiaries, grand palms, Italian cedars, and fragrant citrus add a note of enchantment to this striking space. Additional floral displays throughout the house complement the limited-time exhibition Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film.


Live music by solo musician: Daily 30 minute sets from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A Gardener's Place Seminars: Daily:

  • 1:00 p.m. -  Enchanted Fairy Gardens
  • 2:00 p.m. -  Say "I Do" to Orchids

Walled Garden

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Ask a Gardener Station: Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Antler Hill Village & Winery

Music on the Bandstand: Sunday - Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4:00 pm. - 8:45 p.m.
Grape Stomp at the Winery: Saturday and Sunday 2:00 pm. - 5:00 p.m.
The Fashionable Romance exhibition continues in the Biltmore Legacy with a focus on 60 years of Vanderbilt family weddings, included with your estate admission.