Create A Biltmore-Inspired Spring Centerpiece
For the Home 02/12/23
Written By Jean Sexton
Create a Biltmore-inspired spring centerpiece with easy ideas from our Floral team and the glorious arrangements they design for Biltmore House during our annual Biltmore Blooms celebration!
Spring is a favorite season at Biltmore
“I think spring is a favorite season for many of us at Biltmore,” said Lizzie Borchers, Floral Manager. “We love to celebrate the season by creating spring centerpieces and arrangements that harmonize with the décor in Biltmore House, and we also love to highlight special features with our designs.”
This year during Biltmore Blooms, Lizzie and her team will be delighting guests with lush floral arrangements that showcase some of the priceless portraits and fantastic furnishings in America’s Largest Home®.
Create your own spring centerpiece
Ready to create your own spring centerpiece inspired by Biltmore?
With some helpful suggestions from our Floral team, you can create a stunning design that evokes the fresh feeling of spring with a classic blue-and-white theme.
“Although we’re used to making arrangements that suit the grand scale of Biltmore House, you can use our techniques to achieve a spring centerpiece that works for your space,” said Lizzie. “Just choose a smaller container as your starting point!”
In addition to the blue-and-white blooms recommended below, try adding pretty pops of color with unexpected touches like peacock feathers or a decorative egg-filled bird’s nest as a special nod to spring.
Floral oasis foam
Caspia (white and lavender varieties)
Pittosporum (potted version used in this arrangement)
Peacock feathers (optional)
Decorative bird nest with eggs (optional)
Begin by cutting a piece of floral oasis foam to fit snugly inside your container. Soak it well, then begin adding the larger flowers first. Step back from time to time to see the overall effect. Once you’re satisfied with the placement of the larger elements, begin filling in with smaller flowers and greenery.
Tips from Biltmore’s Floral Team:
- Try letting some floral elements hang over the sides of the container to create movement and interest.
- Create an equally pretty spring centerpiece by using small potted plants (or permanent botanicals) rather than freshly cut flowers.
- Choose green and flowering plants of different heights for texture and interest, and add pieces of Styrofoam to lift some pots higher than others.
Plan your spring visit today!
Make plans now to celebrate spring during Biltmore Blooms, April 1–May 25, 2023. While visiting Biltmore House, be sure to look for the spring centerpieces and arrangements our Floral team designed especially for the season–they may inspire your own creations.
In addition to the wonders of Biltmore Blooms, we invite you to enjoy Italian Renaissance Alive, our new exhibition hosted in Amherst at Deerpark on the grounds of the estate (opens March 3, 2023) and Ciao! From Italy Sculptural Postcard Display in Antler Hill Village beginning April 1.