Persian Parrotia

2019-05-16T14:12:21+00:00

The Persian Parrotia on the Biltmore Estate is a North Carolina state champion specimen.  Also known as a Persian Ironwood, I'm looking forward to watching it change colors in the fall as the canopy is impressive.  Located in the lower section of Biltmore Azalea Garden right along the pathway.

Persian Parrotia2019-05-16T14:12:21+00:00

Bald Cypress Tree and Knees

2019-09-10T21:32:52+00:00

This bald cypress tree is in the azalea garden at the Biltmore Estate.  The diversity of the forest on the property is impressive.  In a short distance you can come across a redwood, bald cypress, cedar, magnolia, and persian parrotia.  That's just the start of the list.

Bald Cypress Tree and Knees2019-09-10T21:32:52+00:00

The Walled Garden

2019-05-14T16:31:33+00:00

The Walled Garden at the Biltmore Estate was planned by Frederick Law Olmsted to include spaces for fruits and vegetables.  George Vanderbilt overruled that vision and decided it was for "ornament, not utility" as the fruit trees and vegetables that were planted were phased out over time.  This photo was taken at the very end of the tulips as it was one of the last [...]

The Walled Garden2019-05-14T16:31:33+00:00

Azalea Garden Boardwalk

2019-04-22T15:04:27+00:00

The boardwalk leads through a little wet area within the 15-acre Azalea Garden on the Biltmore Estate.  Chauncey Beadle, originally hired by Olmsted in 1890, worked at the estate until his death in 1950.  He's credited with the original plantings and the area was renamed the Azalea Garden to honor him on his 50th anniversary.

Azalea Garden Boardwalk2019-04-22T15:04:27+00:00

Azalea Garden Bench

2019-04-22T15:01:55+00:00

Walking in the 15-acre Azalea Garden on the Biltmore Estate.  Throughout the trails you'll see several benches and rock work placed in beautiful areas to enjoy being outside.  Chauncey Beadle, originally hired by Olmsted in 1890, he worked at the estate until his death in 1950.  He's credited with the original plantings and the area was renamed the Azalea Garden to honor him on his [...]

Azalea Garden Bench2019-04-22T15:01:55+00:00

Biltmore Tulips

2019-12-31T16:20:47+00:00

Hate to say I missed the Biltmore Tulip display this year.  Took this photo of one of the last stands as gardeners had already begun transforming the beds for the next exhibit within the Walled Garden.  Thankfully the Azalea Garden was in full bloom to make up for the disappointment.

Biltmore Tulips2019-12-31T16:20:47+00:00

Hot House at the Biltmore Conservatory

2019-04-22T13:10:20+00:00

The "Hot House" in the Biltmore Conservatory is one of 4 rooms in the 7,000 square foot structure.  The Palm House, the Cool House and the Orchid House are the other distinct areas.  Designed by Richard Morris Hunt who was also the architect of the home.  George Vanderbilt & Frederick Law Olmsted created the original plant list for the estate's collection. [...]

Hot House at the Biltmore Conservatory2019-04-22T13:10:20+00:00
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