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Gardens & Grounds

Biltmore's Vibrant Fall Landscapes

Cooler temperatures and ever-changing waves of color invite leisurely exploration of our 8,000-acre backyard.

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Behold the Beauty of our Gardens & Grounds

As autumn’s rich reds, russets, and glorious golds unfurl across our Blue Ridge Mountain estate, the effect is simply awe-inspiring. Use our Fall Color Report to catch each phase of this fleeting season.

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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.

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Our Colorful Splendor

Virtual Tour: Biltmore’s Historic Gardens & Grounds

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

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

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

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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