Fall Color Report

Fall Color Report Forecast

Here at Biltmore, hundreds of vibrant chrysanthemums and salvias fill the Walled Garden, Estate Entry, and Winery beds during the fall while the mountains of western North Carolina are dressed in autumn colors.

"Biltmore is beautiful in the fall starting with the traditional autumn colors of chrysanthemums in garden beds and browning field grasses in the pastoral landscapes along the drives. I actually feel a change in the air as we see the first good fall color. In the shorter days and cooler mornings in late September, dogwoods and sourwoods start the process, losing their summer green and showing the season’s first good color. Our season progresses through the maples and hickories of October until the dark reds and tawny brown of different oaks bring on winter later in November.

At higher elevations, just a short drive from the estate, the best color starts in early October with peak color coming down in elevation, reaching Asheville at around 2,000 feet above sea level in late October through early November. An early frost will bring on the color quicker, so it pays to check local conditions."

—Parker Andes, Director of Horticulture

Enjoy some of our favorite photos of last year's fall color taken by our guests.

Photo by dailysojourns01 on Instagram

Photo by lighthunteralp on Instagram

Photo by dailysojourns01 on Instagram

Photo by travelforwildlife on Instagram