The Biltmore Festival of Flowers in Asheville, NC
Resplendent as a royal castle, Biltmore House is the largest private residence in the US. Embracing the majestic mansion are gardens bursting with fragrance and color. The Festival of Flowers is an annual celebration of spring. Showy orchids and bulbs punctuate the beauty of this estate in Asheville, North Carolina. The festival spans eight breathtaking days.
Welcoming visitors at the entrance is a dazzling tulip display. The heady scent of hyacinth perfumes the air. Golden daffodils and forsythia gently nod in the breeze. Inside the house, colorful blooms and tropical plants enhance the home's magnificence. Airy orchids smile and dance within the winter garden.
On Saturday and Sunday, live music floats through the gardens from the bandstand. The weekend Grape Stomp is a special event for children. Farm animals and their babies are delightful! Guests can visit with goats, lambs, bunnies, and chicks. A master gardener is on hand to solve mystifying plant problems. Decoration classes are also offered.
An Easter celebration concludes the event. Children will be charmed by storytelling, magic, music, and crafts. The friendly Easter Bunny will pose for photographs and an Easter Egg Hunt is often the highlight of the day.
Admission to the Biltmore House includes entry to the winery, village, farm, gift shops, and restaurants. The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a four-star hotel, offers discount packages and reduced mid-week rates. With advance online purchase of festival tickets, visitors save up to $10.
Biltmore House is a national historic landmark, a must-see attraction in North Carolina. The beauty of Biltmore is astounding! Memories made here will be cherished forever.