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!

This week’s bloom report needs to start with a shout-out to the incredible Horticulture team at Biltmore. The recent “deep freeze” required them to respond quickly by covering the annual change-out beds across the property with frost fabric to protect the tulips. When you’re on the estate and see a Gardener, tell them thanks for all they do. Now, to the Bloom Report!

Redbuds and dogwoods will start to show a lot of color this week. I have always liked the simple yet elegant color contrast between the two. As the forsythia and other early-blooming shrubs continue to fade, you will notice the viburnums, serviceberry, PJM rhododendrons, and early-blooming azaleas take their place. While driving or walking on the grounds, pay attention to the deciduous trees’ emerging leaves. The tulip poplars, dawn redwoods, oaks, and maples offer a hue of green that’s refreshing this time of year.

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose, I would always greet it in a garden.” —Ruth Stout

—Bill Quade, Senior Manager of Horticulture

Enjoy Photos Taken on the Estate This Week

Tulips in the Walled Garden

Flowering Quince

Phlox blooms

Bleeding Heart in the Shrub Garden

Begonia in the Conservatory

PJM Rhododendron near The Inn

Redbud near Antler Hill Barn

Viburnum blooms

Conservatory: Gardenia, Begonia, Hydrangea, Medinilla, Orchid, Flamingo Flower, Bromeliad, Asiatic Lilies, Abutilon, Odontonema

Shrub Garden: Viburnum, Serviceberry, Spirea, Flowering Quince, Daffodil, Pieris, Barberry, Heather, Vinca

Spring Garden: Hellebores, Daffodils, Redbud, Viburnum, Pieris, Flowering Quince, Dogwood, Fothergilla

Azalea Garden: Hellebores, Redbud, Early Rhododendrons/Azaleas, Viburnum, Flowering Quince, Spirea, Daffodils, Pachysandra, Fothergilla, Bleeding Hearts

Walled Garden: Tulips, Daffodils, Phlox, Lilac, Pear Espalier, Grape Hyacinth, Hellebores, Veronica, Pachysandra, Viola

Entry and Approach Road: Daffodils, Tulips, PJM Rhododendron, Redbud, Serviceberry, Spirea, Japanese Spurge, Viola, Periwinkle, Mahonia

Inn on Biltmore Estate: Redbud, Spirea, Daffodil, PJM Rhododendron, Serviceberry, Periwinkle, Viburnum, Candytuft, Dogwood

Antler Hill Village / Winery: Daffodil, Tulip, PJM Rhododendron, Redbud, Viburnum, Periwinkle, Autumnalis Cherry, Yellow Lantern Magnolia, Carolina Jessamine, Crabapple

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