Biltmore Blooms!


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.

 

Namaste,

Barbara

 

 

 

Biltmore House
Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017

 

Profusion of Color Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017

 

Pastels in Bloom
Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017

 

Beauty never ending
Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017

 

View of Biltmore House from the Walled Garden
Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017

 

The Garden Wall
Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017

 

So much color
Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017

 

 

Vibrant Color Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017

 

Blooming Flame
Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017

 

 

Color upon Color
Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017

 

 

Garden after Garden
Photograph & Copyright Barbara Mattio 2017

2 thoughts on “Biltmore Blooms!

  1. seaangel4444 says:

    Lovely photos, Barbara! It certainly makes me think that Spring has arrived! Hugs, Cher xo

  2. 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.

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