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An Overview of Biltmore’s Gardens

Asheville, NC

When George Vanderbilt began purchasing land for his grand country estate in 1888, the tracts were rough and overworked. Vanderbilt wanted to create an European country setting to complement his...

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Gardens Under Glass: Biltmore’s Conservatory

Asheville, NC

In the heart of Biltmore’s Walled Garden is an architectural treasure, almost as beautiful as Biltmore House. The Conservatory, designed by Biltmore House architect Richard Morris Hunt, was...

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A Modern Mission: Preservation, Restoration, Conservation

Asheville, NC

The mission statement of Biltmore is “The preservation of Biltmore as a privately-owned, profitable, working estate.” With an emphasis on preservation, it’s no surprise Biltmore...

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Six Years & 1,000 Men: Building Biltmore House

Asheville, NC

It started off as an innocent family vacation with his mother, but George Vanderbilt’s trip to Asheville, N.C., in 1888 was more than just a simple getaway. It was the first step in a...

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The Vanderbilts from Staten Island

Asheville, NC

When George Vanderbilt arrived in Asheville, N.C., for the first time in 1888, it was a monumental moment in his personal history. Soon, this modest western North Carolina city would capture his...

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