Last updated on 10 September 12
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Biltmore Gardens

  4.0/5 (1 ratings)
  • Biltmore Estate Gardens Photograph © Biltmore
  • Italian Garden, Biltmore Gardens Photograph © Biltmore
  • Shrub Garden, Biltmore Photograph © Biltmore

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The garden was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. He worked with an architect, Hunt, who had studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked in a French idiom. Their client was George Washington Vanderbilt. The Esplanade in front of the house is a rectangular court with double rows of trees. North of the Esplanade is a rectangular Italian garden and further to the north is a Walled Garden, a Rose Garden and a 200 acre Azalea Garden. The formal elements are set in a picturesque park, making Biltmore a classic example of the Repton-influenced Mixed Style. Olmsted was also interested in the layout of the vast wooded estate (125,000 acres) in which the garden is set. Biltmore is the grandest estate ever built in America. You can see much of the layout of the garden if you zoom in on the map below (the marker is positioned in the Italian Garden).

Address - 1 Approach Road, Asheville, North Carolina, USA, NC 28803
Opening times - All year (except Thanksgiving and Christmas), Daily, Open 9am to 5pm
Admission - Entrance fee
Website - Visit the Biltmore Gardens website

Designers and Influences

This garden has been designed and influenced by Frederick Law Olmsted

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  • over 1 year ago Anonymous said

    Very beautiful gardens. Especially the lily pond is the best i've ever seen. It's definitely worth a visit. I only rate 4 star upon 5 because 1. The house itself is SO impressive in every detail, I expected more, and perspectives (something like Vaux-le-vicomte, France for instance), 2. I was a bit disappointed that the garden is not visible from the house, 3. the price is a bit excessive ($60 per adult)


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