|View to the house over one of the Italian garden pool.|
Vanderbilt had a love for horticulture, leading to the creation of the main formal gardens and natural walking paths surrounding the house area. Beyond are countless trails for horse riding, biking, lakes and streams for fishing, etc. The first managed forests in the country were here at Biltmore. It is a true pleasure grounds that would have wowed any of Jane Austin's heroines for sure. (We wondered on drive to the house if we would reach it before nightfall.)
|View from the main patio over the Blue Ridge Mountains.|
|Wisteria arbor leading to another lovely overlook of the mountains.|
|Bust under the wisteria arbor.|
|Waterlilies in the Italian Garden.|
|Pink water lotus in the pools.|
|The walk down to the Walled garden, Rose garden and Conservatory.|
|Unwelcome hail damage to the glass conservatory from just a few days before our arrival. A gardeners nightmare!|
|One of the exuberant borders in the Walled Garden. I love the banana in this situation.|
|My favorite section of the borders: White mophead hydrangeas (very tender in my climate), white sage and a tall white grass.|
Anyone know this grass' name?
|Espaliered pear tree on the wall. I love the right-angled training.|
|My kids favorite part: the fountain under the wisteria arbor.|
|Sillies splashing in the water. Oh, the joys of being a child!|
Hope you enjoyed a peek at our visit!
Stop back in to see another wonderful road stop further down in South Carolina.