Biltmore Blooms Spring Flowers Guide

Biltmore Blooms - Tulips & Spring Flowers

May 2020: Biltmore will begin phased reopening on May 9. Biltmore's gardens and grounds will open to Biltmore Annual Passholders who reside in WNC; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate accepting reservations for essential travel and WNC residents.

April 1-May 21, 2020
Celebrate Spring with a spectacular display of colorful blooms across the Biltmore estate. 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. The bright colors in the gardens are brought inside with an opulent display of tropical plants and lavish flowers inside Biltmore House.

During this festival of flowers, see spring evolve with a steady progression of blooms with 100,000 bulbs planted on the estate. Tulips abound at Biltmore’s main entrance and the big display in the Walled Garden with 50,000 tulips, 14,000 daffodils and 1,000 hyacinths.

Biltmore Tulips
Late March & Early April: First of the 100,000 bulbs bloom

Biltmore Blooms Spring Offers, Discount Tickets, Promos and Deals:

Check back for special offers and discount tickets. In addition to Biltmore House and gardens, estate admission includes entry to the Winery, Antler Hill Village, Farm and Barnyard, gift shops and restaurants.

Biltmore House Spring
Late March Blooms

Tulips at Biltmore
Tulips at peak - mid April

Spring Biltmore Bloom Calendar
Read more about the Grand Gardens at Biltmore House. Here's a bloom timeline for a typical spring at Biltmore:

  • Late March: More than 200 orchids start the celebration inside the warm Conservatory. Hyacinth, crocus and other early bulbs blossom in the Walled Garden, along with the kobus magnolias.
  • Early April: Towering forsythia blooms in the Spring Garden and 15,000 daffodils steal the show in the Walled Garden. Early tulip varieties join in. Stroll the gardens to discover a big variety of flowering shrubs and trees including spirea and flowering cherries.
  • Mid April: It's peak tulip time! Dogwoods and redbuds provide a beautiful backdrop. Most of the 74,000 tulips on the estate are in the Walled Garden. 
  • Late April: Late tulips open in the Walled Garden along with early blooms in the azalea garden and many flowering shrubs. Walk under the wisteria pergola.
  • Early May: It's peak time in the massive 20-acre azalea garden of a million blossoms, ablaze in shades of pink, purple, orange, red and white. Take a hike on the walking trails to discover blooms throughout the estate.
  • Late May: The rose garden smells as wonderful as it looks. Summer perennials and annuals take over the Walled Garden.

Roses at Biltmore
May Roses

Antler Hill Village
Located about 5 miles past the Biltmore House, find much to do after your house tour or the following day. Enjoy weekend live music in the Bandstand near Cedric's Pub, shopping and the Winery. Visit with the friendly resident animals at the farm and their spring newborns such as baby goats, lambs, chicks and bunnies. See the special exhibition at Biltmore Legacy. Read more about Antler Hill Village.

Biltmore Winery Tasting Room

Winery
Don't miss the Winery! Learn about Biltmore's wine making and taste many award-winning wines in the gorgeous Tasting Room. Take a behind the scenes tour or unwind at the Wine Bar. Read all about the Winery.

More Things to Do
See our Biltmore Insiders Guide for a compete overview of the estate with many tips for the perfect visit.

Biltmore Spring Flowers
Late March forsythia and late April wisteria

Biltmore Azaleas
Late April and early May azaleas

Easter Egg Hunt
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 and 1 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.

Holiday Brunches
A special Easter Sunday and Mother's Day brunch is served at three estate restaurants: The Dining Room at The Inn on Biltmore Estate, Deerpark and Bistro. Make reservations well in advance! Go to their Web site for restaurant details.

More About Biltmore

Biltmore House
Experience Biltmore
Take in the grandeur of our country's largest home, the "Downton Abbey" of America. Explore the many rooms inside the house, walk through breathtaking landscapes and gardens, taste vintages at the winery and enjoy fine dining. See many things to do with our detailed insider's guide!
Restaurants on Biltmore Estate
Dining at Biltmore
Experience Biltmore's legacy of food and wine inspired by their heritage of fine dining and sustainable agriculture, with the finest ingredients from their pastures and gardens. Dine at the Bistro, Cedric's Tavern, Deerpark Restaurant, Stable Cafe and the Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore Estate. Admission ticket or annual pass is required to dine.
Biltmore Winery
Biltmore Winery
Don't miss the most visited Winery in the country! Sample wines in the Tasting Room, included in admission to Biltmore Estate. Enjoy specialty tastings and variety of tours. Shop for all the Biltmore wines and plenty of gift items. Located in Antler Hill Village, it's open late every day.
Inn on Biltmore Estate
Experience luxurious hospitality, fine dining, spa services and outdoor activities on the grounds of Biltmore House, America’s largest home®. Enjoy impeccable hospitality, meticulous attention to detail and the level of personalized service the Vanderbilts extended to their friends. 3 miles S of... read more
Village Hotel on Biltmore
Stay at Biltmore at their more casual hotel, adjacent to the restaurants, winery and outdoor activities in Antler Hill Village. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Village Social with a small plate tasting menu featuring seafood, Biltmore Wines, craft... read more

May 23-June 30: Biltmore has reopened the house, gardens, grounds, and Antler Hill Village with modified hours and reduced capacities. ... read more
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May 22-25, 2020
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