Swing into Spring with a Festival of Flowers: Biltmore Blooms Begins in Asheville, North Carolina

World-renowned for their spectacular displays of color and artistry, the Biltmore Estate's gardens in spring are indeed a splendid sight to see. Experience Biltmore Blooms beginning March 21, 2013. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the respected landscape architect who is also responsible for NYC's Central Park, the gardens at Biltmore Estate continue to be examples of the finest arrangements and species of spring flowers, living up to the high class expectations of estate founders George and Edith Vanderbilt and their Victorian-era guests.

Southern Azalea Paradise
Gorgeous outdoor gardens present glorious displays of daffodils, forsythia, tulips, and hyacinths, as well as more exotic species such as hellebores, snowdrops, and candytuft. The 20-acre azalea garden, the perfect setting for picnicking, boasts blooming bushes in every shade of pink and purple. Flowering trees around the estate's 75 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens include Japanese cornel dogwood, star magnolia, Cornelian cherry, and Okame cherry. Later in the season, rhododendron brighten up the walking trails and thousands of roses explode in the Historic Rose Garden.

Orchids Galore
Inside the conservatory, a glass-enclosed sanctuary of discovery, spring brings a wide array of exotic orchids into bloom. Orchids are also featured inside the Biltmore House, where, for the first time ever, guests will be allowed to step beyond the velvet ropes into the entrance hall's Winter Garden - but only now through April 7th! This lush green dome-covered area includes fine leafed ferns and other tropical foliage. 

Busy as a Bee
Activities are plentiful at Biltmore Estate during the Festival of Flowers. Besides exploring the always enjoyable shops, stables, and winery tours, guests can dance to Music on the Bandstand from late March through the end of May. Live music is also played in the Walled Garden hourly in the afternoons. At the on-site garden shop, A Gardener's Place, informative seminars are conducted weekends through May 19th. Learn organic gardening from Biltmore experts!

Plan the best spring vacation of your life: Carolina Mornings offers luxury Asheville cabins and discount Biltmore Estate tickets. Avoid the humdrum of a hotel by staying in your own private North Carolina mountain cabin! Enjoy the hot tub on your own time, make family meals in your fully equipped kitchen, let your dog run in the yard, and entertain outdoors on a deck with long range views. Shown here: Blevin's Beech House beautifully landscaped lawn.

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