The Biltmore has long been a staple of Asheville, beckoning visitors from all over the country to explore the enormous estate. While we transition from the magic of the holiday season into spring, there's even more of a reason to visit. This North Carolina flower garden is one of the most breathtaking in the South, and it's what photo shoot dreams are made of.
The Annual Blooms at Biltmore consist of several massive gardens across the 8,000-acre property that are filled with every flower you could imagine. The sweeping rainbow of colors comes alive in early April with tulips and later spring bulbs, dogwoods, and redbuds.
The warmer it gets, the more impressive the garden gets, as more and more flowers bloom well into May. It's the perfect occasion to slip into your favorite spring dress or dress shirt and stop to smell the flowers (literally).
Depending on what you're drawn to, there are different sections of the garden to explore. There's a garden specifically dedicated to roses, one that resembles the iconic garden at Versailles in France, one that houses over 75,000 tulips, and several more.
You can even take a break from the sun when you enter the conservatory, a greenhouse that's filled with giant plants year-round.
Your ticket to Biltmore includes access to the gardens and a complimentary wine tour that you absolutely must take advantage of.
You can choose between 20 different types of reds, whites, and rosé, all of the finest quality.
After several one and two-ounce pours of wine, you'll probably be feeling good. Choose to spend the rest of your day at the outdoor bar or explore the rest of the immense property.
Address: 1 Lodge St., Asheville, NC
Why You Need To Go: This enchanting garden is sure to brighten anyone's spirits, and the complimentary wine doesn't hurt either.