Majestic Splendor in Asheville: The Biltmore Estate
I love the three mile "approach road" to the estate, a winding peaceful drive with native plants, mountain laurel, azaleas and bamboo bordering the road. Guests arriving at the estate in its heydey took this journey by horse and buggy and it took an hour to reach the house.
Garden features include a conservatory, rose garden, Italian garden, walled perennial garden, azalea garden, and a woodland walk ending at a large pond and waterfall.
Sorry for so many photos of the house but it is so much fun to photograph with so many outstanding views -
|The walled Perennial Garden with adjoining Rose Garden|
|The woodland walk that leads to the pond and waterfall|
|The pond with a beautiful brick bridge. If you've seen the film "Last of the Mohicans", there is a brief scene at the beginning of a carriage going across this bridge.|