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Behold the Beauty of our Gardens & Grounds

See summer come alive across the estate starting with dogwoods and mountain laurels and moving into our Walled Garden where you can see our roses come into full bloom.

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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.

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.

May - In bloom are various flowering shrubs and trees, such as dogwood.

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

June to August - In addition to summer annuals, other estate blooms include native rhododendron and perennials.

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.

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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