Biltmore Blooms Spring Flowers Guide

Biltmore Blooms - Tulips & Spring Flowers

April 1-May 23, 2019
Celebrate Spring with a spectacular display of colorful blooms across 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.

An extra bonus during your 2019 visit will be the special exhibition inside Biltmore House, A Vanderbilt House Party Costumes (Feb 8-May 27).

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

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.

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.

Free Seminars
Daily free demonstrations on creating spring arrangements are offered at A Gardener’s Place 1 PM daily underneath the Conservatory.

Biltmore Spring Flowers
Late March forsythia and late April wisteria

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, Antler Hill Farm and Barnyard, specialty gift shops and restaurants.

  • Buy tickets on Biltmore Estate web site 7 days in advance and save up to $10. Adult tickets are $65-$85/person. No promo code needed.
  • On Mother’s Day weekend (Saturday & Sunday), all mothers receive $25 admission with the purchase of adult or youth ticket.
  • For more information & to purchase tickets online, go to the Biltmore Estate Web site.
  • If you make a reservation for a next-day outdoor activity or special tour on the day of your visit, get a second day on the estate without paying a $15 next-day upgrade.

Biltmore Azaleas
Late April and early May azaleas

Easter Egg Hunt
April 21, 2019: 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 Estate
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 on Biltmore Estate
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.
Vanderbilt Clothing Biltmore House
Vanderbilt House Party Clothing at Biltmore
February 08, 2019 to May 27, 2019
See the fabulous clothing exhibition inside Biltmore House, “A Vanderbilt House Party: A Gilded Age” and imagine yourself as a cherished guest at one of George and Edith Vanderbilt's grand turn-of-the-century celebrations. Included in admission.
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 Christmas
Candlelight Evenings Package, The Inn on Biltmore Estate
Stay on the Estate at their 4-star hotel with unparalleled service this Christmas season. Includes luxurious accommodations, Chef's Breakfast Buffet, gift, candlelight tour & daytime admission, audio guides, valet parking, estate shuttle service. Nov 2-Jan 5. Book early for best deals.
From $467/night
Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate
Discover Biltmore Package, Village Hotel on Biltmore
The ultimate way to explore Biltmore! Includes a two-night stay on the estate with tickets, wine tasting, breakfast each morning, two guided tours, audio house guides, estate shuttle service and more.
Rate: From $612

February 8-May 27, 2019
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May 24-27, 2019
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