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Olmsted’s Biltmore

Honoring Frederick Law Olmsted

April 26, 2022 marked the 200th birthday of the visionary recognized as the father of American landscape architecture. Known for designing New York City’s Central Park (1857) and Washington DC’s United States Capitol Grounds (1874), Olmsted’s crowning achievement was the landscape design of George Vanderbilt’s iconic estate (1895).

We invite you to learn more about Olmsted and his thoughtful design of the gardens, grounds, and landscapes that surround America’s Largest Home®.

Olmsted’s Biltmore: A Collection of Scenic Stops

Honored to partner with the national Olmsted 200 campaign to celebrate Olmsted’s living legacy and enduring influence, Biltmore has added a collection of scenic stops throughout the estate’s historic gardens and grounds. These informational signs celebrate the magnificence of Olmsted’s work at Biltmore, his final project, which stands as a living tribute to his genius.

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Visit Our Gardens & Grounds

Experience an 8,000-acre living tribute to Olmsted's genius.