Throughout April, and until the end of May, Asheville, North Carolina will be bursting with flowers as part of Biltmore Blooms. The celebration will bring more than 100,000 colorful flowers to the Biltmore Estate, in Conservatories, Gardens, and many other gorgeous spots.
What is Biltmore Blooms?
Biltmore Blooms is a festival of springtime that features many stunning floral displays strewn about Asheville’s Biltmore House and Biltmore Gardens. Why this location for a flower event? The legacy of Biltmore Blooms began years ago when Frederick Law Olmstead started his final project on the first day of spring, on George Vanderbilt’s magnificent Biltmore Estate. He brought in opulent exhibits of tropical plants and glorious flowers that dressed the estate lavishly and gave visitors a chance to experience the abundance of spring in a special way.
What to Expect at Biltmore Blooms
The Biltmore Blooms annual festival of flowers is a springtime tradition in Asheville that all ages can enjoy. It’s an event that features exuberant displays of spring tulips at Biltmore’s main entrance, a gigantic floral exhibition in the estate’s Walled Garden, and much more.
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Biltmore Blooms has already given Asheville residents and tourists quite a show with 200 orchids in bloom in the estate’s warm Conservatory, during late March of this year. Hyacinth, crocus, and other early bulbs also sprung to life in the estate’s Walled Garden during March.
Early April is when towering forsythia and more than 15,000 daffodils are expected to steal the show in the Walled Garden, and there will be some early varietals of tulips joining in the display. April is an excellent time of year to come see what’s going on at Biltmore Blooms, so consider an impromptu trip if you can.
Mid-April brings tulips in their peak, along with dogwoods and redbuds to provide a beautiful backdrop for a glorious show. There will be an expected 74,000 tulips exploding with color in the Walled Garden during mid-April alone! For more information about the schedule of flowering beauties as part of Biltmore Blooms, visit the Biltmore Blooms website.