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Biltmore Gardens Railway: A Structural Comparison

Estate History 07/07/19

Written By Amy Dangelico

Twice a year, the Conservatory is transformed into a wonderland of creativity. Discover Biltmore Gardens Railway, featuring miniature estate landmark replicas made of all-natural materials gathered from Biltmore’s grounds. Let’s take an up-close look at the attention to detail paid to the recreations of these historic structures.

Image 1: Photograph of the Lodge Gate from George Vanderbilt’s collection, ca. 1900
Image 2: Applied Imagination’s recreation, on display in the Conservatory’s Exhibition Room

About the Lodge Gate Recreation

Image 1: Photograph of the Conservatory from George Vanderbilt’s collection, ca. 1910
Image 2: Applied Imagination’s recreation, on display in the Conservatory’s Orchid Room

About the Conservatory Recreation

Image 1: Photograph of Biltmore House from George Vanderbilt’s collection, ca. 1910
Image 2: Applied Imagination’s recreation, on display in the Conservatory’s Palm House

About the Biltmore House Recreation

The enchantment of Biltmore Gardens Railway is a semi-annual event at Biltmore. Check our event listing for upcoming dates and plan your visit today!

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chadevans@gmail.com
3 years ago

The Gardens Railway is spectacular! My 2 year old was transfixed, as was I.

See it before the train leaves the station!

barnofhell@gmail.com
1 year ago

Can’t wait to plan my visit!

pjoerling@yahoo.com
10 months ago

I am curious as to who made these beautiful replicas?

9 months ago

The botanical models were created for us by Applied Imagination.

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