Bloom Report for July

For a sneak peek at how color is transforming our gardens and grounds, review our Bloom Report. Parker Andes, Biltmore’s Director of Horticulture, tells you what’s blooming when (and where!) across our magnificent estate.

“July is off to a beautiful start this year; with normal rains and temperatures in June, everywhere one looks the views are lush. The annual and perennial display beds come into their own this month and challenge the gardeners to keep up with grooming required to remove the spent blossoms. In addition to flower beds, summer blooming shrubs and sourwood trees provide color for guests, as well as nectar for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.

—Parker Andes, Director of Horticulture

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Conservatory Alleys: Palms, Athyrium, Banana, Bromeliads, Begonia, tropical container displays, Gingers, Plumeria, Tropical Hibiscus, Chenille Plant

Shrub Garden: Crepe Myrtle, Roses, several varieties of Smooth Hydrangea, Sweetspire, Oakleaf Hydrangea, Ceanothus Hybrids, Vitex, Butterfly Bush, Castor Bean, Cassia

Spring Garden: Smooth Hydrangea, Oakleaf Hydrangea, Sweetspire

Azalea Garden: Sweetbay Magnolias, Sweetspire, Bottlebrush Buckeye, Smooth Hydrangea, Shasta Daisy, Coneflower, Plum Leaf Azaleas later in the month

Walled Garden: Sweetbay Magnolia, Roses, Clematis, Climbing Hydrangea Vine, Salvias, Begonia, Coleus, Canna, Daylilies, Veronica, Lantana, Coneflowers, Rose Mallow

Entry and Approach Road: Rosebay Rhododendron (early in month), Sourwood, Bottlebrush Buckeye, Elderberry, Sweetspire, Waterlily, Pond Lily

Inn on Biltmore Estate: Roses, Elderberry, Hydrangeas, Butterfly Bush, Abelia, Monarda, Gladiolus, Daylily

Antler Hill Village / Winery: A fun display for the whole family, Biltmore Gardens Railway in Antler Hill Village is landscaped with dwarf evergreens, colorful shrubs, and dozens of flowering plants. Blooming elsewhere in the Village: Crepe Myrtle, Hibiscus, Vitex, Elderberry, Abelia, Oakleaf Hydrangea, white and pink Smooth Hydrangeas, Hydrangea Paniculata, Roses, Coneflower, Abutilon, Crocosmia

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