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May 18, 2022 Bloom Report

For a sneak peek at how color is transforming our gardens and grounds, review our Bloom Report.
Bill Quade, Biltmore’s Senior Manager of Horticulture, tells you what’s blooming when (and where!) across our magnificent estate. Plus, see answers to some of our frequently asked garden questions!

The mountain laurels, accompanied by the Catawba hybrid rhododendrons, are now in full bloom along the Approach Road and within the gardens, offering a stunning welcome for Biltmore’s guests. Adding to this lush, colorful display: Kousa dogwood, sweetshrub, mock orange, yellowwood, and fringe trees.

As I strolled the gardens this week, my attention was drawn to the Rose Garden where peak bloom will continue to build this month. The recent warm weather has herbaceous perennials nearly ready to make bold color statements of their own. Peony, false indigo, and iris create a rich layer of color throughout the Walled Garden, a lovely complement to the spring annuals.

As the weeks-long installation of summer annuals across the property continues, guests will soon see large tropical plants in displays as well as different combinations of coleus, sunflowers, impatiens, and lantana in the Walled Garden.

I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet

—Bill Quade, Senior Manager of Horticulture

Enjoy Recent Photos From the Estate

Rhododendrons along the Approach Road

Blooming mountain laurel on the Approach Road

Roses in the Rose Garden

Blue irises in the Walled Garden

Vine covered arbor in the Walled Garden

Fringe tree in the Shrub Garden

Wisteria at Antler Hill

Bearded iris in the Walled Garden

Blooms in the Rose Garden

Conservatory: Orchids, Begonias, Calla Lily, Hydrangea, Medinilla, Chenille Plant, Angel’s Trumpet, Brunfelsia, Kalanchoe, Flamingo Flower

Shrub Garden: Viburnum, Iris, Buckeye, Sweetshrub, Fringe Tree, Smoke Tree, Spirea, Mountain Laurel, Deutzia, Rose

Spring Garden: Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, Drooping Leucothoe, Sweetshrub, Spirea, Deutzia, Fringe Tree, Holly

Azalea Garden: Rhododendron, Azaleas, Drooping Leucothoe, Iris, Kousa Dogwood, Lilies of the Valley, Sweetshrub, Mountain Laurel, Fringe Tree, Deutzia

Walled Garden: Ornamental Onion, Dianthus, Pansy, Snapdragon, Stock, Iris, Roses, False Indigo, Peony, Fringe Tree

Entry and Approach Road: Rhododendron, Drooping Leucothoe, Sweetshrub, Mountain Laurel, Kousa Dogwood, Anise, Fringe Tree, Ninebark, Virginia Sweetspire, Mock Orange

Inn on Biltmore Estate: Rhododendron, Drooping Leucothoe, American Wisteria, Climbing Hydrangea, Sweetshrub, Azalea, Kousa Dogwood, False Indigo, Deutzia, Ninebark

Antler Hill Village / Winery: Yellowwood, Rhododendron, American Wisteria, Fringe Tree, Peony, Iris, Azalea, False Indigo, Rose, Kousa Dogwood

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