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.
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.
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 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.
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 [...]
Simple shot of the Bass Pond from the Meadow Trail. Had a similar photo from here a few weeks ago but the color of the "spring" trees created a different feeling. Will be nice to see the Biltmore Estate in a four seasons.
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.
As you approach the bass pond from the azalea garden take a quick trip over to the boathouse. I've always admired this mountain laurel growing at the top of the steps. Beautiful specimen that seems to have grown through the stone.
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. [...]
Walking the lagoon trail, the wooden boat went out for a fly fishing lesson and provided a couple photo opportunities. Looking forward to going back as the leaves fill out on the trees to see how it changes the composition.