The Flowers of Biltmore Estate, Re-visited (Flower Power Series 2)

Remember when I said in my previous post that we have been to the Biltmore three times?

Well, every time we go, there are ALWAYS flowers, everywhere. So, this is part 2. They are just simply too beautiful not to go unnoticed by my creative spirit.

It takes about 8 minutes to get to the main house from the parking lot where you will see among others a fish and a lion standing guard. Inside the house, you can take a self guided tour with or without audio. I recommend taking the audio tour, for an extra fee, because it will give you a detailed explanation (and more) and walk you through the mansion’s different chambers. There are also guided tours available. However, photography is not allowed inside the main house.

But let’s backtrack a little bit, on the way to Asheville, on one of our rest stops, I spot a little patch of yellow flowers. Snap! Aren’t they just happy?

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Then we move along to the Biltmore gardens once again where it is teeming with numerous blooms and plants. Such a varied display of floral opulence and grandeur, much like the house itself.

“There are always flowers¬†for those who want to see them.”

~Henri Matisse~

The Flowers of Biltmore Estate (Flower Power Series 1)

Because its Spring and I realized that I just hit my 200th friend on my blog ~ yay! ~ (follower just sounds plain weird and stalker-like), I am celebrating with a series of flower power posts. Over the years in the course of our travels, I have amassed quite a number of flower photos and what better way to feature them than on my blog.

The flower photos were taken at the gardens of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. The Biltmore is America’s largest privately owned home, built by George Vanderbilt in the 1800s. It has 250 rooms total, 35 of which were bedrooms and 43 bathrooms! The landscaped gardens alone cover 75 acres. It was a self sufficient working estate. To this day, thousands of visitors come to see this amazing home and marvel at its grandness and opulence. It is one of the most prominent examples of the Gilded Age.

My hubby and I have visited this place three times and each time we go back, there is always something new. Different seasons call for different landscaping, different plants and flowers. The richness of its history and seeing everything so beautifully and intricately made just blows your mind away.

Flowers may be a common photography subject, but they are beautiful, colorful and visually pleasing. And, they just brighten up my day!

I hope they too, brighten yours.