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Springtime Blooms have arrived at Biltmore

Biltmore’s iconic tulips are blooming, signaling an early start to the

estate’s annual spring growing season

blooming tulip blooms at the biltmore estate

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 14, 2023)

From the earliest buds that herald the return of warmer weather to the splendor of George Vanderbilt’s magnificent gardens and grounds during Biltmore’s annual Biltmore Blooms celebration April 1 – May 25, spring transforms the estate into the ultimate destination to experience this special season in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. New this spring, guests will be able to explore Italian-themed experiences that complement Biltmore’s newest exhibition, Italian Renaissance Alive.

tree and blooming tulips with the biltmore house in the background

Biltmore Blooms

Set against the backdrop of Biltmore House’s European-inspired architecture, the estate’s world-class landscapes thrive with a progression of color throughout the Biltmore Blooms season. Thousands of daffodils, crocus, and Biltmore’s iconic tulips are emerging across Biltmore’s historic grounds, heralding an early start to spring. Biltmore’s signature spring tulips that honor George Vanderbilt’s Dutch heritage will delight with a mix of red, orange, purple, apricot, white, and yellow blooms in the Walled Garden.

tulips in bloom at the biltmore estate Italian garden

Inside Biltmore House

Musicians will be stationed on the first floor of Biltmore House, setting a sweet tone as guests tour through the house. Biltmore’s floral team will showcase their talents with carefully designed centerpieces and flourishes that feature spring blooms. Cherry blossoms in the Library; bouquets of lilac, viburnum and peonies adorning the Banquet Hall table; and unique

blooming Chenille plants in the Winter Garden.

families and couples enjoying tulips and flowers at the biltmore estate

Italian Renaissance Alive

Italian Renaissance Alive celebrates Italian culture, architecture, sculpture, and literature. Staged at Amherst at Deerpark, light, color, sound and fragrance are choreographed in this large-scale multi-sensory event. A powerful Italian score enhances Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, Boticelli’s The Birth of Venus, and other works by Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, and Veronese.

tree with blooming tulips with Biltmore House in the background

Ciao! From Italy in Antler Hill Village

The perfect companion to Italian Renaissance Alive, Ciao! From Italy is a charming display that showcases eight large-scale sculptural postcards inspired by George and Edith Vanderbilt’s Italian travels. The design is reminiscent of accordion-style picture postcards, and combines botanical designs with authentic greetings from the Vanderbilts, including notes from George Vanderbilt’s travel journal. It goes on view in Antler Hill Village on April 1.

viewing the blooming flowers at Biltmore Estate

Stay at Biltmore!

Named by Southern Living’s readers as one of The South’s Best Hotels 2023, The Inn on Biltmore Estate offers the chance to step back in time to when the Vanderbilts lived on the property. Various stay packages are available, including throughout the run of Italian Renaissance Alive. Additional accommodations on the estate include Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate, and the Cottages on Biltmore Estate. Booking information is available here.

some of the many flowers blooming at the biltmore estate

New! Chihuly art at Biltmore Winery

A newly commissioned, blown-glass Iris Gold and Garnet Chandelier created by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly was recently installed in Biltmore Winery. George Vanderbilt was a thoughtful collector of wine and art. “He (Vanderbilt) enjoyed bringing beautiful objects to fill Biltmore House and sharing excellent vintages at his table,” said Bill Cecil, President and CEO of Biltmore and great-grandson of George Vanderbilt. “Our family commissioned this piece to represent the importance of wine in our history, from the Vanderbilt era to our modern-day winemaking philosophy.”

couple enjoys flowers in the evening at biltmore estate

About Biltmore

Located in Asheville, N.C., Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques.

Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Today, Biltmore includes Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a four-star property; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division.

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