Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Gardener's Paradise!

If you love gardens, get ready for a sensory experience that will knock your socks off!

Biltmore's 26th annual Festival of Flowers, in Asheville, N.C. is the place to be this spring.

It's a garden lover's paradise filled with opportunities to drink in heavenly horticultural beauty.

From April 2nd-May 15th, over 100,000 eye-popping tulips across the estate and floral displays as the entrance and Walled Garden will dazzle! Plus, thousands of tulips and daffodils and hundreds of ornamental allium are displayed at the Walled Garden.

From display tables, Ask a Gardener, and daily seminars on culinary herbs and edible flowers, there's always something fresh to learn and discover.

The Festival's floral theme is 'Flowers from Around the World', inspired by George Vanderbilt's world travels to such exotic locales as Egypt, India, Russia, Asia and Europe. Bold, rich floral colors evoke mysterious lands that continue throughout the Biltmore House and Conservatory.

Keeping with the travel theme, the Winter Garden will contain a compass made of potted plants that surround the center fountain. Even the Conservatory is dressed up with old trunks and luggage.

If this isn't enough, the estate-wide event features daily live music (for every taste), activities for kids, talented artisans, a winery, and Art Show, and of course, the not-to-be-missed Biltmore House!

So get ready to enjoy a little piece of Heaven this spring and rejuvenate your senses at Biltmore's Festival of Flowers. Let us know what swept you away!

Lynne

1 comment:

Suzi McCoy said...

WOW! Biltmore knows how to make Spring happen!