Each year, on the first day of spring, the Biltmore Estate celebrates the season as their gardens come to life with thousands of bright and beautiful blooming orchids, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, forsythia, azaleas, roses and much more: a rainbow of entrancing pinks and purples, oranges, reds, blues, yellows and whites in a rich sea of green.
The two month long event that is Biltmore Blooms allows for the season’s steady and ever more stunning progression of unfolding colors. Many plan their visits to coincide with the blooms they hold most dear.
It all begins in late March with more than 1,000 orchids being tended to inside the Biltmore Estate’s warm conservatory and winter garden. 15,000 daffodils and forsythia follow in early April, then 75,000 tulips peak a week or so thereafter. By the time May rolls around, the grounds are fully ablaze with color from the blooming of the azaleas, roses, and the rest – truly a spectacular site to behold!
The biggest attraction is the explosion of colors that typically occurs in late April in the Biltmore’s 20-acre azalea garden and among the native and exotic flowers that populate both the natural gardens and border the estate’s extensive walking trails – not to mention the seasonal beauty that is the stunning tulip display in the Walled Garden!
Biltmore Blooms beauty is not restricted to the outside of the estate, either – the garden’s cheery wash of seasonal colors continues inside through a lavish assortment of vividly colored tropical plants and flowers arranged to display among the other wonders that decorate Biltmore House.
Biltmore Blooms – Festival of Flowers is a celebration not only of the season but also the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, the famous American landscape architect who oversaw the development of the Biltmore gardens for the Vanderbilts – among many other high profile projects.
Biltmore Blooms Festival of Flowers
March 20th through May 25, 2015
For more information, please visit: www.biltmore.com
Biltmore Blooms Lodging
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