March orchids in the Conservatory
Tulips of many colors
Blooms of so many varieties
Bring your camera!
Spring arrivals on the farm
Blazing field of canola
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March 20-May 23, 2014
Gorgeous gardens will be in full glory as 75,000 tulips and many other blossoms welcome springtime during Biltmore Blooms festival of flowers.
See spring evolve with a steady progression of floral color and a succession of blooms. Starting on the first day of spring, Biltmore celebrates the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted and his final project – George Vanderbilt’s magnificent Biltmore gardens.
This festival of flowers begins with the bright golden yellow of daffodils and forsythia in the gardens, coinciding with an opulent display of potted tropical plants and lavish flowers inside Biltmore House. The season continues with a massive tulip bloom across the estate, multi-colored azaleas, rhododendron and roses in the Historic Rose Garden.
Orchids also bloom in the Conservatory. Tulips abound at Biltmore’s main entrance and the big display in the Walled Garden, the peak is usually mid April. See spectacular floral arrangements in the Biltmore House
The biggest color explosion is the vibrant colors in the 20-acre azalea garden and cascades of native and exotic blooms in the natural gardens (late April) and along the walking trails.
2014 Biltmore Blooms Free Events
Enjoy live music, get gardening advice and more:
Antler Hill Village:
• Music on the Bandstand
• Grape Stomp at the Winery:
• Exhibition in The Biltmore Legacy, The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad
• Floral Displays, daily; Winter Garden orchid display
• Classical music near the Winter Garden
• Live 30-minute music sets
• Ask a Gardener Station 11 AM –4 PM, Saturdays and Sundays only
• A Gardener's Place Seminars
The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad special exhibit features never-before-seen treasures from the Vanderbilt collection, This display focuses on the lives and personalities of George, Edith and Cornelia Vanderbilt, taking center stage in Antler Hill Village’s Legacy building. Enjoy a close-up look at exotic and rare items they collected throughout their lives, including an extraordinary collection of Samurai armor and an intricate Cartier vanity and lipstick case encrusted with diamonds and jade. An early Harley-Davidson motorcycle representing the Vanderbilt’s love of motorized transportation will be displayed. The fascinating story of the fateful decision that saved the Vanderbilts from perishing on Titanic will also be told. Read more!
Spring Savings & Discount Biltmore Ticket Deals
Purchase estate admission tickets seven days in advance of your visit and receive $15 off; $10 off if purchased one to six days in advance. In addition to Biltmore House and gardens, estate admission includes entry to the Winery, Antler Hill Village, Antler Hill Farm and Barnyard, specialty gift shops and restaurants. The four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate is offering special pricing, including mid-week rates. For more information & to purchase discounted tickets online, go to the Biltmore Estate Web site.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
On April 20, the Easter Rabbit makes his annual appearance on Biltmore’s Front Lawn on Easter Sunday, along with special children’s entertainment including magic shows, music, storytelling, crafts and photos with the Easter Rabbit. Highlighting the day are the grand Easter Egg Hunts at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM. Children ages 9 years old and younger may attend the hunt for free when accompanied by an estate passholder or a ticketed adult. Day-of registration will be required.
Need more info? Go to our Biltmore Overview Guide.