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Lush Landscapes & Gardens: A Living Tribute

Stroll acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. From the beauty of the Italian Garden to the majesty of America’s first managed forest, Biltmore’s breathtaking landscapes and gardens serve as a living tribute to Olmsted’s genius.

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Explore Our Grounds at Your Own Pace

Enjoy a walk along the French Broad River, through dense forests, or the open meadows of Deer Park. Hike the grounds of Biltmore at your own pace with our extensive network of trails, or explore by bike, motor coach, horseback, or horse drawn carriage.

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20+ Miles of Trails

Fall Color is Coming

See Autumn's Splendor

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 poppies, snapdragons, and pansies in Walled Garden, Estate Entry, and Winery beds. Other estate blooms include native azaleas (first week is usually the peak), and various flowering shrubs.

Late May to Late September - Summer annuals fill the Walled Garden, Estate Entry, and Winery beds. Other estate blooms include roses and perennials and lush perennial borders in the Walled Garden, Winery and Antler Hill Village.

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 - Fall foliage colors.

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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