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Gardens & Grounds

Behold the Beauty of Biltmore’s Natural Splendor

Experience the vivid autumn transformation of Biltmore’s Blue Ridge Mountain oasis. Explore 20+ miles of nature trails amid 8,000 glorious acres of gardens and grounds. Discover Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty located in charming Antler Hill Village, home to our Farmyard, Winery, and an abundance of outdoor activities.


Our Gardens & Grounds: A Living Tribute

Stroll acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. From the gardens’ year-round beauty to the majesty of the nation’s first managed forest, Biltmore’s breathtaking landscapes are a tribute to Olmsted’s genius.

Use our Fall Color Report to track each phase of autumn’s resplendent progression of color across Biltmore’s gardens and grounds!

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Explore Our Grounds at Your Own Pace

Enjoy a walk along the French Broad River, through dense forests, or peaceful open meadows. Hike the grounds of Biltmore at your own pace with our extensive network of trails, or explore by bike.


20+ Miles of Trails


Fall at Biltmore

Virtual Tour: Biltmore’s Historic Gardens & Grounds

With Mother Nature's cooperation, you may see the following blooms during the year.

Mid-September to October- Hundreds of vibrant chrysanthemums and salvias fill the Walled Garden, Estate Entry, and Winery beds.

Mid to Late October - Trees display a glorious mix of greens, golds, and russets.

Surrounded by vibrant poinsettias, bromeliads, and orchids, this bench in the Conservatory offers a beautiful holiday photo opportunity.

Striking red poinsettias nestle among the crisp whites and greens of orchids and other tropical plants in the Conservatory.

Early April- Darwin hybrid tulip varieties begin blooming in the Walled Garden and Estate Entry. Other estate blooms include early flowering shrubs and trees, forsythia, spirea, magnolia, and flowering cherries.

Mid-April - Darwin hybrid tulips are usually at peak in the Walled Garden and Estate Entry. Other estate blooms include spring bulbs, dogwoods, and redbuds.

Late April - Single late tulips fill the Walled Garden, Estate Entry, and Winery beds, until the last week when poppies, snapdragons, and pansies are planted. Other estate blooms include hybrid azaleas and various flowering shrubs.

Petals from blooms in Biltmore's historic Rose Garden were selected for the spirited collaboration that resulted in Biltmore Conservatory Rose Gin

Environmental Stewardship

Our horticultural experts continually work to preserve Olmsted’s original vision for the gardens and grounds, including our Rose Garden that features more than 250 varieties.

As a century-old model for forest conservation (and, more recently, for sustainability, thanks to nine acres of solar panels), Biltmore continues to honor George Vanderbilt’s legacy of environmental protection.

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