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Biltmore Estate Visit

May 2, 2015

Early Mother's Day lunch at the Stable Café and walk in the gardens

Biltmore Visits Home
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Mt. Pisgah view of estate & mountains iris
View of Mt. Pisgah
from Rampe Douce at arrival
View from South Terrace Iris in the Italian Garden
  The Shrub Garden  
wisteria at entrance to the Shrub Garden European beech blue flowers
Wisteria below the South Terrace Purple Leaf European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea'
Blue flowers (unidentified) above
the beech tree
tree peopny tree peony pink flowers
Tree Peony ~ Paeonia Yagumo Tree Peony ~ Paeonia Kinkahu Pink flowers (unidentified)
flame azalea white azalea Hiryu azalea
Flame azalea White azalea Hiryu azalea ~ Rhododendron obtusum
The Walled Garden    
new plantings plant sculpture walled garden
New plantings
Chairs in background for a wedding
Plant sculpture ~ some of the plants
are edible
New plantings
roses crow iris
The only roses blooming in rose garden Crow in the rose garden Iris
Japanese maple pink flowers Wisteria
Japanese maples Pink flowers along the path Wisteria
The Azalea Garden    
white & pink azaleas azaleas deep pink azaleas
pink azaleas azaleas by path along the path
white & pink azalea young plants garden
rhododendron rhododendron blossoms rhododendron
This row is rhododendron.    
The Conservatory    
plants in conservatory white with pink begonia
Large begonia at an entrance Begonia Large begonia, lillies & other plants
lillies purple orchid orchid
Lillies Small purple orchid White orchid
several orchids various orchidsd pink orchids
Unusual varieties of orchids Pink orchids
pink orchid purple orchid
Pink orchid Unusual purple orchid Red lillies
End of the Day There were at least two and maybe three weddings being set up while we were visiting, plus another bride who was having photos made on the South Terrace. The bridesmainds for the front lawn wedding were all wearing grey chiffon & the maid of honor a blue satin dress.
wedding on front lawn reception tent reception tent
Wedding set up in front of house Reception tent at entrance to Italian Garden Preparing for the receiption
This was the first time we've left late enough that there were no visitors at the front entrance (other than the wedding party).
door bell house
Front entrance Doorbell (one on each side of entrance) House from Rampe Douce
fountains in wall Pisgah Pisgah
Fountains on the Rampe Douce Pisgah from Rampe Douce Pisgah from trail back to parking lot
dogwoods rhododendron
Dogwoods in woods at parking lot Pink azalea & flame azalea
beside parking lot
Rhododendron along the exit road

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Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Grounds and Gardens
Biltmore Estate Environmental Stewardship

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