Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Ring in Spring with Biltmore’s Festival of Flowers

Time to mark your calendar for Biltmore's 27th annual Festival of Flowers beginning April 7 and continuing through May 20. Watch Biltmore spring to life with colorful flowers and gardens, live music and activities, and fascinating programs.  

The first burst of spring color will come in April with more than 100,000 tulips in hues of red, pink, yellow, orange, purple and white. An expansive bed of tulips will welcome you at the estate entrance and a colorful display in the Walled Garden will reawaken Biltmore’s gardens.
Mid-festival, the flower show continues with poppies, pansies, snapdragons and acres of azaleas. Roses in the estate’s historic rose garden, native mountain laurels, and vertical gardens of succulents continue long into summer. Cascades of native and exotic blooms grow in natural gardens and along walking trails throughout the growing season.

Biltmore’s gardening experts will also be on hand to lend tips, tricks and techniques. Weekend “Ask a Gardener” stations in the Walled Garden allow you to talk with Biltmore’s horticulture experts. Daily seminars will be held in A Gardener’s Place at the Conservatory on the following topics: “Houseplant Know-How,” 1 p.m.; “Wreaths: Spring Blossoms All Around,” 2 p.m.; andAsian Inspired Arranging,” 3 p.m.

So pack your bags and head to Biltmore for an amazing spring extravagana! For all the details, check out Biltmore's website at

Garden Media Group

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