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Tuesday, March 20 - Thursday, May 24 — 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Live Classical Music at The Conservatory

Included with admission

Soloists including harpists, violinists, cellists, and guitarists perform 30-minute instrumental sets. Depending on the weather, you may find our musicians in our grand glass conservatory, or outside amid the beauty of our spectacular gardens.

Tuesday, March 20 - Thursday, May 24 — 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

A Gardener’s Place Seminars: Effortless Orchids

Included in admission

Join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place Shop located beneath the Conservatory for a complimentary gardening demonstration, Effortless Orchids. Caring for this most beautiful and diverse of all plant species is so much easier than you think! Discover what orchids need to thrive and re-bloom, season after season.

Saturday, March 24 - Sunday, May 20 — 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays

Ask a Gardener

Included in admission

When should you plant bulbs? How do you achieve an ever-changing display of color? What are the tricks to extending your garden’s blooming season? During Biltmore Blooms, our talented horticultural experts are on hand to answer these questions and more! Look for them under the Walled Garden pergola.

Biltmore’s exciting new exhibition showcases breathtaking large-scale glass sculptures in an equally breathtaking setting: the historic gardens of America’s Largest Home®. The vibrant colors and organic shapes that distinguish Chihuly’s dramatic creations are captivating presented within Biltmore’s artfully designed landscapes. The sculptures' placement in the gardens offers an intriguing juxtaposition of the master works of two consummate artists—premier American artist Dale Chihuly and revered Biltmore landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted.

Biltmore House & Gardens will open to the public for special viewings of Chihuly’s stunning large-scale glass sculptures after dark. Chihuly Nights at Biltmore—by reservation only—is an enchanting opportunity to witness the effects of dramatic nighttime lighting upon the luminous colors and graceful forms of these spectacular installations. Sunset over the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, live music in the gardens, and a wine bar make the evening experience all the more enticing. Chihuly’s towering works of art illuminated against a night sky surrounded by the timeless beauty of Biltmore House & Gardens: a truly moving, memorable experience.

 

Reservations required; guests must have an evening admission. Biltmore Annual Passholders enjoy a $20 savings per admission.

Experience a truly unique dining event staged in our historic gardens! This collaborative six-course feast showcases the talents of Biltmore’s chefs, each of whom will present a special course paired with one of Biltmore’s finest wines. Join us in the Conservatory’s Sitting Room for this rare opportunity to dine among the flowers on a glorious late spring evening.

 

Reservations and advance payment required; call 800-211-9803 to reserve. Guests must be 21 or older to be served alcohol.

Friday, May 25 - Friday, November 2 — 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A Gardener’s Place Seminars: Water Gardens

Included in admission

Join Biltmore gardening experts in A Gardener’s Place shop located beneath the Conservatory for a complimentary gardening demonstration, Container Water Gardens. Learn how to make a splash in your garden, on your deck, or in your home with a unique, easy-to-create-and-care-for decorative living feature you’ll enjoy all summer long!
 

Explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Summer at Biltmore offers such fun family-friendly outdoor activities as hiking, biking, stand up paddle boarding and fly fishing. For a more restive pace, enjoy our magnificent gardens, bring a picnic, and relax in a quiet spot. Summer-time savings are available all season long, with $10 off per adult with seven-day advance purchase, and free admission for kids 16 and under!

The bounty of Biltmore’s fields, gardens, and vineyards is celebrated throughout the estate, from the magnificence of America’s largest home embraced by autumn hues across the Blue Ridge Mountains to glorious gardens, harvest menus, and winery activities by the barrelful.

Monday, January 7 - Tuesday, March 19

Winter at Biltmore

Included with estate admission

Your ultimate winter getaway awaits at America’s Largest Home® with an alluring combination of value and glamour. Our most peaceful season offers the lowest rates of the year on admission prices and overnight stays at our two splendid hotels. 

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