Biltmore Estate is a historic house museum near Asheville, a Châteauesque-mansion built between 1889 and 1895 and remains one of the longest standing examples of Gilded Age mansions. A beautiful spot to visit during Christmas as well as spring due to its beautiful gardens that are full of magnificent spring flowers you can’t see anywhere else.
Every single day, you can check the Biltmore Estate website for a full Bloom Report that gives insights into the progression of the blooms across the gardens. As April comes to a close, the report says that flowers like the Dogwood are starting to dwindle and all early blooms have bloomed. As of now, there are still beautiful azaleas, mountain ash, red buckey, and chestnut trees that are providing a beautiful and vibrant color.
The gardens have many different sections that are all full of different blooms, from the Conservatory that hosts orchids and flamingo flowers to the Walled Garden which hosts a dazzling array of tulips.
The best time to visit the gardens is April and May, so theres only one month left to see the stunning spring flowers in full bloom. The Conservatory, Walled Garden, and Italian Garden are open from 9am to 6pm every day with varying ticket prices that are available on their website. Some of the tickets include wine tasting, audio guides, and a special immersive art installation dedicated to the famous painter, Monet.
Where: 1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803