An Afternoon at Biltmore Gardens

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Yesterday, I spent the day with my elder daughter, Sunshine, and her two-year-old, Little Man. We toured the beautiful Biltmore House and gardens in Asheville. The Biltmore Estate is one of Asheville’s most iconic tourist attractions, but those of us who live in the area love spending time there, too. I especially enjoy the beautiful landscape throughout the estate.

Yesterday was a gorgeous fall day, coolish early in the morning and warm, bright and clear later, which was a welcome change from the nearly two weeks of rain we had.

2w cThis photo was taken from the rose garden and shows the Biltmore House in the distance.

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We enjoyed walking through the gardens and the greenhouse. The gardens are replanted four times each year with plants and flowers to match the season.

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One section of the garden is devoted to plants that attract butterflies and bees. Another is planted in roses. And the walled garden shown below is laid out in a geometric design. Large fields of color are created by seasonal flowers and plants and have a huge visual impact in this section of the garden. At the present time they are planted with several varieties of chrysanthemums.


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It is a great blessing to be able to spend time with my daughter enjoying the beauty of the Biltmore Estate. It’s one of the privileges that I can now enjoy on a regular basis since moving to North Carolina.

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