Sunday, October 21, 2012

~ Beautiful Biltmore Estate ~

I promised a few pictures from our visit to the
beautiful Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.
It was built by George Vanderbilt
in the late 1800's and  the present estate
covers around 8000 acres.
It is still owned by the Vanderbilt family.
Photos are not allowed inside the house,
so I am sharing a few of the amazing
grounds that surround it.
Of course, flowers are always my
favorite anyway.
Wildflower gardens........

Formal garden....water gardens....
 this estate has it all.
In the background (with the sun glinting in
the roof) is the greenhouse area.
All the plants used in the home
are grown here in the greenhouses
on the grounds. Can you imagine having
access to all this to decorate your house?
 Be still my heart!
It is hard to choose a few pictures
to share. It was a perfect day for
a visit and every view was a
perfect picture.
I just love it when that happens!
Shannon & Scott in front of one of the
many lovely trees found on the grounds,
and below, a bloom from the
water gardens near the house.
It was a three hour drive from our
cabin to Asheville but we didn't mind.
This is the sunrise over the
mountains we were so blessed
to see to start us on our way.
Hope you enjoyed this little mini tour.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit
the Biltmore Estate, don't miss it!
Til next time...


Southern Lady said...

Carolyn, your pictures brought back pleasant memories of the times we visited Biltmore. Our most memorable visit was at Christmastime, and the house was absolutely breathtaking.

Thank you for sharing your visit with us ... especially that gorgeous sunrise.

Jenni said...

Hello, Carolyn, dear friend! I so enjoyed these photos.... It's one of my dreams to visit Biltmore...and seeing your pictures makes me want to see it all the more.....

I hope all is going well for you all and that you are having a fab Fall Season of Joy!