Biltmore Estate:Tulips and “Vanderbilts At Home and Abroad”

Flowers and the Biltmore

Flowers and the Biltmore

If you are planning to stay with one of our Asheville Bed and Breakfast Inns this spring, then you’ll want to consider a day excursion to the Biltmore Estate. Biltmore’s gardens were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and the variety and number of flowering trees, shrubs and flower beds is stunning.

Biltmore Blooms with a Festival of Flowers will run until May 31, 2013. You will be surrounded by everything from enormous wisteria vines, innumerable tulips, pansies, azaleas to so much more. If you have a green thumb or need inspiration, this is a must see when visiting Asheville.

A new display, The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad, opens at Biltmore on April 7. The exhibit takes center stage in Antler Hill Village’s Legacy building and showcases items from the Vanderbilt’s personal collection. Included in this exhibit are Samurai armor and an intricate Cartier vanity and a lipstick case encrusted with diamonds and jade. An early Harley-Davidson motorcycle will also be on display.  The family’s love of motorized transportation was unmatched by anyone during that time. You will also learn how the Vanderbilts were saved from going on the Titanic. Very enjoyable for history buffs.

 

 

 

 

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