Living in Asheville, NC gives a unique opportunity to enjoy many wonders of nature. I have posted pictures previously of the vistas from the Blue Ridge Parkway and recently from the Asheville Orchid Show at the NC Arboretum.
We also live quite close to Biltmore House and Estate, the home of the Vanderbilt family. The house is a beautiful piece of architecture and the grounds were designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
One portion of the gardens is the famed Walled Garden, where my sister and I went yesterday to enjoy the annual Biltmore Blooms – an amazing display of color and growth as millions of bulbs — as many as 8 in a single hole — fill the air with color and fragrance.
I’m from the Great Lakes. It was April 1, and we’d be lucky to have the first daffodils in bloom this time of year, back home in the North. It was amazing to see tulips and daffodils in full bloom!
I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Lovely photos, Barbara! It certainly makes me think that Spring has arrived! Hugs, Cher xo
Lovely photos, Barber’s. You mentioned Olmsted. He was a famous landscape architect. I believe he designed Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn. I used to live in Brooklyn as a child and young married woman. Prospect Park was a lovely local park which included a small zoo. In time, it fell to disrepair, but many years later, was rehabilitated and brought back to its original grandeur, after much protesting to keep this beautiful historic park as part of Brooklyn’s heritage.