Our World: Biltmore’s Rose Garden

Part of the rose garden at Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina.  August 6, 2013.

Part of the rose garden at Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

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I’m beginning to think that visiting the Rose Garden at Biltmore House and Gardens is dangerous to the health of our wallet.  Each time Betsy and I visit the rose garden, one or both of us will find a rose that we think would look good in our yard.  When we visited last year we found the Milestone rose, which we added to our garden this year.

We went back to Biltmore in early August as part of our getaway for Betsy’s birthday.  And sure enough, we both found some roses that we thought it would be nice to have.

Francis Meilland rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina.  August 6, 2013.

Francis Meilland rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.

The first one we found was Francis Meilland.  This is a new rose that I’ve had my eye on for several months.

Winter Sun rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina.  August 6, 2013.

Winter Sun rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.

Winter Sun is another new rose that both of us found to be very beautiful.

Sweet Afton rose, Biltmore House & Garden, Asheville, North Carolina.  August 6, 2013.

Sweet Afton rose, Biltmore House & Garden, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.

Sweet Afton was introduced in 1964.  I’m not sure it is still available, but both Betsy and I liked its beautiful pastel colors.

Queen Elizabeth rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina.  August 6, 2013.

Queen Elizabeth rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.

Queen Elizabeth is an even older rose (1955), but it is still a beauty.  I have seen it offered by several sources.

Do you have any suggestions for us?  We’re running out of places to put roses in our yard, although I’m sure the deer would be delighted to have a few more rose bushes to munch on.

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23 Responses to “Our World: Biltmore’s Rose Garden”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    I’m not sure which would be worse, the damage by the deer, or the damage to your wallet! LOL! Since you’ve already paid for the roses before the deer get to them, you’ve got both problems to deal with!

  2. Sartenada Says:

    Wonderful photos George. I admired every photo in a bigger form and my favorite is: Francis Meilland rose.

  3. gpcox Says:

    Aren’t they something else! Every petal so perfect.

  4. Blackberry Lane Says:

    It would be a difficult to choose a favorite. We had a yellow rose at our Canton house that was a great performer. Have you ever made a list of your rose varieties by color?

  5. MadSnapper Says:

    sweet afton and winter rose are my two favorites.. i love yellow and the paleness of the sweet is just beautiful… soon your yard will rival Biltmore.

  6. Linda Says:

    Roses are such beautiful flowers, I can see your fascination with them. I can’t pick a favorite from these. It’s all or nothing. :)
    Actually, though, with your season tickets to Biltmore, you could just go visit these roses there. :)

  7. sylviakirk Says:

    Such gorgeous roses and wonderful captures! I do love all the different colors! Hope your week is off to a great start, George!! Enjoy!!

  8. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I totally agree about these roses, George, you NEED them. Personally, my favorite is the Winter Sun, it has a big splash of wow factor. If you are like me, you will buy something you really want even if there is no room. I have always found a way to make room for something I really want, though it may take quite a bit of strategy. Let us KNOW if you get any, and which ones!

  9. ewok1993 Says:

    oh come, just bring the plastic each time you go there. how can you not be tempted by these beautiful blooms?

  10. dayphoto Says:

    I think you and Betsy have roses that are as beautiful and lush at these are!

    Linda

    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  11. rhiebert Says:

    There must be some place where you could put another rose garden.These are all so pretty.

  12. Linda G. Says:

    Lovely close-up pictures of roses.

  13. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    I think you should continue to add to your rose collection, but plant them in my yard. I have space and NO deer.
    Of course, your traveling back and forth to maintain them might be costly; but that is chance I’m willing to take. ;)
    LOVE the queen Elisabeth!!

  14. Carletta Says:

    Beautiful captures George!
    I’m sure which ever ones you choose will grow beautifully under your care.

  15. ladyfi Says:

    Those roses are gorgeous! Keep on collecting them!

  16. nealpt Says:

    Beautiful pictures George! I want to go back there sometimes.

  17. Larry Says:

    There’s looks almost as pretty as yours.

  18. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful rose garden with such pretty roses.

  19. MaryBeth Says:

    Such beautiful roses. It would be hard to choose just one. I chuckled at your remark about the deer. They love our flowers and veggies too. Now we are having bears visit our apple trees. Yikes!! MB

  20. diane Says:

    You know so much about roses. How do you remember which ones you already have? These ones are beautiful especially ‘Winter Sun’

  21. India Wildlife Blog Says:

    Good photos :)

  22. Judy Says:

    Well, if the entire yard is roses, that leaves no grass to be mowed…

  23. bertN Says:

    Dangerous to your wallet? Think of it as preventive medicine LOL.

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