Biltmore Estate In Summer

August 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Enjoying The Gardens and Some Interesting Finds

Whenever my family and I want to enjoy a brief getaway during the weekends, we often make the relatively short drive from Greenville to Biltmore near Asheville, NC.

Biltmore House is famously known as America's largest home, built by George Vanderbilt in 1895, and definitely worth a visit. For those of you who have enjoyed the Downtown Abbey series, a visit to the house will make you feel like being one of the Crawley family members. Just imagine how it must have felt living in a mansion like this, as the Crawleys did in fiction and the Vanderbilts did in real life.

For me however the estate itself and the gardens are always the highlights of our visits. Especially in summer when all flowers are in bloom.

The grounds are vast, and offer many nice photo opportunities. And can you image to have your wedding in a setting like this? Biltmore actually offers a full service package to plan and organize your wedding. Full disclosure: I am not at all affiliated with Biltmore and do not gain anything from directing you to their site, I just love the place!  Color picture of a pink water lily in Biltmore gardensPink Water LilyA pink water lily in Biltmore gardens Color picture of some nice white water flowers in a pond in Biltmore gardensWhite Water FlowersSome nice white water flowers in a pond in Biltmore gardens Color picture of red foliage against a green foliage backdropRed and GreenRed foliage against a green foliage backdrop

While walking through the gardens, I stumbled upon some interesting finds. That is... from a photographic perspective. If you are a regular visitor to my blog and website you probably will have noticed that I love black and white pictures. Below are two I recently found when visiting Biltmore returning from our brief trip to the Bryson City area.

Shadow of a trellis and grapesGarden Tattoo, 2016Shadow of a trellis and grapes Black and white picture of the shadow of a railing on hardstone stepsSteps and RailingShadow of a railing on steps

I hope you enjoyed these brief impressions from Biltmore, and I encourage you to visit this grand home and its gardens and grounds.


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