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Gardens & Grounds

A Living Masterpiece of Landscape Design

Biltmore’s 8,000 acres are comprised of six formal and informal gardens, a Conservatory, and nature trails connecting them to the French Broad River, the estate’s Deer Park, Lagoon, Farmyard, and woodlands. Renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed the estate to offer four seasons of beauty more than a century ago. Today, Biltmore’s talented team of horticulturists ensures his vision lives on.


Vibrant Waves of Color


A Dazzling Transition


Our Hidden Gem

Gold Decoration

Virtual Tour: Biltmore’s Historic Gardens & Grounds

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Explore Biltmore’s 8,000 Acres

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the French Broad River, through dense forests, or across peaceful open meadows. Hike or bike the grounds of Biltmore at your own pace via an extensive network of trails. Experience the magnificence of the estate’s landscape design, which stands as a living tribute to the genius of Frederick Law Olmsted.


20+ Miles of Trails


Olmsted’s Biltmore

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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