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We celebrated Betsy’s birthday a couple of weeks ago by going to the Biltmore Estate. We have season passes and try to get there every month or so to see the beautiful gardens. There are several gardens on the estate, which change with the seasons, and each is beautiful.
We spent most of our time on this visit in the Italian Garden, which is the garden closest to the house. The garden was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (who also designed Central Park in New York City) as an outdoor room for George Vanderbilt and his guests.
The Italian Garden contains three symmetrical pools full of aquatic plants, beautiful lawns and classical statuary. There are benches which invite people to sit and enjoy the beauty around them. (To see another treatment of this photo, click HERE).
Much of the beauty of the Italian Garden comes from the gorgeous blossoms of the water lily.