No serious gardener would want to miss a chance to visit the beautiful Biltmore gardens and grounds. The Italian Garden is exquisite. The Rose Garden shows more than 250 varieties to delight visitors. The Walled Garden begins displaying its gorgeous blooms in April with a tulip festival. The gardens continue to exhibit an ever-changing display of nature's beauty until the leaves fall in October.
These wondrous gardens are the legacy of Fredrick Law Olmsted, described in the March 2005 edition of National Geographic Magazine as the maker of our nation's first great urban park and the founding father of landscape architecture in America. Olmstead's work, such as Central Park in New York City, has inspired many generations of landscapers, including us. His work was the inspiration of our own four seasons woodland gardens at Willow Winds
The Biltmore Estate still nurtures these gardens, as evidenced by this virtual tour. The Estate's current garden experts, using their years of observations, also have developed a Blooming Calendar to help Biltmore guests see what’s currently in bloom so they can schedule their visits to the gardens.
The grounds are open year-round and are available to guests for hiking, biking, jogging, horseback riding and walking the dog. Paths meander from the house to the bass pond and back again. The schedule varies according to the weather, of course, but the Blooming Calendar offers a general idea as to which species bloom when.
Fall colors, for instance, are never more beautiful than from the hills and sun porches you’ll wander around on the Estate. See for yourself.
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 800-235-2474. Or if you would prefer, you can send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.