Biltmore in the Spring – Color in All Forms

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Biltmore in the Spring is a thing of beauty. Although this impressive estate is a wonder any time of year, the magic really happens in the spring. Its massive gardens explode with blooms, filling the air with sweet scents. The weather is perfect for strolling along during self-guided tours, and this year, even more color and wonder can be found at the Chihuly exhibit. 

From the beautiful gardens to the impressive blown-glass artistry of Chihuly, the famous winery, and more, Biltmore in the spring is something no visitor to the area will ever forget, and its location in Asheville, North Carolina makes it an easy trip for those in the South, Midwest, and Northeast. Of course, even if you live on the West Coast, it’s still worth the plane ride! 


Biltmore in the Spring

Although the house and grounds were constructed 135 years ago, they’re still as beautiful today as they were all those years ago. Lovingly maintained by craftsmen and horticulturalists, both the home and the grounds are a snapshot of history come to life, and during the spring, that life is more vibrant than any other time of year. 

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Many shades of tulips and other spring flowers were in full bloom.  We saw these being planted during our visit at Christmas.

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It’s amazing how almost every inch of the Estate, was meticulously planned – way back in the beginning.

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The Biltmore Gardens

Spring is the best time to see the impressive gardens at The Biltmore Estate. Self-guided tours offer visitors the opportunity to stroll through acres and acres of beautiful garden scenery designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead. See an explosion of blooms and newly-sprouted greenery at the Walled Garden, the glass-ceilinged Conservatory, the Italian Garden, and the gorgeous trees in America’s first managed forest. And that’s just the beginning. Visitors can spend an entire day (or trip) simply taking in the gardens. 

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The Conservatory is just beautiful and is full of plants to fit the season.  Christmas was full of décor and poinsettias, but with Spring, orchids were the featured plant.

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These lions hold court.

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More beautiful orchids.

biltmore-my-home-and-travels orchid pair

There was even a harpist for an enjoyable time to sit and take in the beauty of the music and the surroundings.

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Although the official Spring Season ends on May 23, there are a variety of ticket options available through the summer months. Guests can choose from:

  • Grounds
  • House & Grounds
  • House, Exhibition, & 2-Day Grounds
  • Exclusive Tour, House, Exhibition, & 2-Day Grounds

The Garden and Conservatory area is a short walk from the home.

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More Places for A Colorful Visit

We were just a bit early to find a lot of the flowering rhododendron and azalea bushes in bloom.  Many of these plants and bushes do bloom at a different time for each season, but it can make for a beautiful drive a little later in the Spring.

Chihuly at Biltmore

Chihuly’s unique blown-glass artistry, with its vibrant colors and organic movement, make it the perfect addition to Biltmore in the spring. Visitors can explore a specially curated collection of Dale Chihuly’s work at the intimate gallery at Amherst at Deerpark. This world-renowned glasswork is bursting with color and movement – just like the gardens at the estate – and viewing them is just as awe-inspiring. 

A colorful ceiling and a “boat” display are usually found at all exhibits.

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Although we’re focusing on Biltmore in the spring, it’s important to note that the Chihuly exhibit can be enjoyed now through January 5, 2025, so there’s plenty of time to make your travel plans!    Ticket options include: 

  • House, Exhibition, & 2-Day Grounds
  • Exclusive Tour, House, Exhibition, & 2-Day Grounds

Watch for a full review of the Chihuly Exhibit soon.  Plus my visit to the Chihuly Gardens in Seattle.

Biltmore Winery

While at The Biltmore, visitors should be sure to visit the estate’s winery, as well. The winery is world famous for its wonderful reds, whites, and roses, and their knowledgeable hosts make both tasting options a joy. Visitors can enjoy two distinct wine experiences. First, they can savor wine by the glass along with light snacks at the wine bar. They can also enjoy a complimentary wine-tasting experience at the winery’s indoor Wine Tasting Room. 

The winery is open seven days a week from 12 PM to 7 PM. Hours are subject to change, however. 

Lines can get very long for the free wine tasting, especially later in the afternoon and on weekends.


If visitors are planning an extended visit to Biltmore in the spring, there are three lodging options available to them – The Village Hotel, The Inn, and the Cottages, all of which provide cozy, comfortable, and well-appointed amenities for guests. 

The Village Hotel

The Village Hotel offers a casual, comfortable lodging experience minutes from the hiking and biking trails, Outdoor Adventure Center, playground, and farmyard at the estate. Visitors can choose from single rooms with a variety of bed options to suites. 

The Inn

The Inn on Biltmore Estate offers a variety of spacious rooms, four-star dining, a spa, and more. Situated on rolling pastoral grounds surrounded by forestland, The Inn perfectly combines posh elegance and a country feel perfect for solo travelers, couples, or families. 

The Cottages

The Cottages on Biltmore Estate offer four cottage options, each of which is a restored historic cottage tucked away in secluded areas of the 88,000-acre family estate. Each cottage is fully restored to rustic, beautiful elegance and offers all the comforts of home for couples who want a space for themselves or families on a getaway. 

Enjoy Biltmore in the Spring

Biltmore in the spring is a beautiful sight. From the gorgeous blooms of the gardens to the color and movement of the Chihuly exhibit and the dining and wine options, experiencing Biltmore in the spring is something no visitor to the estate will ever forget. If you’re planning a trip to Asheville, North Carolina, make The Biltmore Estate a top priority on your exploration list. 

There’s a conservatory in the home as well, full of lucious plants.

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There seemed to be some ground work happening in front as there wasn’t a display or fountains as you normally see.

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Did you know there was a Hallmark Movie filmed last year at The Biltmore?  The Library had been decorated for Christmas this past season as it was for the movie – including the hour glass.  CHRISTMAS AT THE BILTMORE

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If you can’t secure lodging on the grounds of The Biltmore, here’s where we stayed last year.  CAMBRIA DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE  

I hope they have the winter cabanas back next year for a unique dining experience.

It’s a great hotel with a great location to walk around to shop and dine.

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  1. Biltmore looks AMAZING! I can’t believe the variety of flowers (especially those orchids) they have 😍 I bet a ton of heart work goes into keeping up a lovely place like this..

  2. Biltmore is on my top 10 list for 2025! I imagine I’d need a full day based on all the areas that you recommend… thanks for the advice

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