Our World: Biltmore’s Walled Garden

Tulips in the Walled Garden of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina.  April 16, 2013.

Tulips in the Walled Garden of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina. April 16, 2013.

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This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Earlier this month Betsy and I visited the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  We go several times a year, and this time we hoped to be able to see the tulips in bloom.

As you can see from the picture above, our timing was just about perfect.  There were tulips at the entrance to the estate, but we went on to the Conservatory and Walled Garden.

Tulips in the Walled Garden of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina.  April 16, 2013.

Tulips in the Walled Garden of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina. April 16, 2013.

The Walled Garden is a formal ornamental garden.  Part of the Walled Garden is a permanent rose garden, but plantings in the remainder of the garden are changed throughout the year.

Biltmore Estate's Walled Garden, Asheville, North Carolina.  April 16, 2013.

Biltmore Estate’s Walled Garden, Asheville, North Carolina. April 16, 2013.

After walking through the tulips, Betsy and I walked to a hill where we could look down on the Walled Garden.  In this picture you can see the design of the garden.  The flower beds on the other side of the arbor are mirror images of the beds on this side.

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26 Responses to “Our World: Biltmore’s Walled Garden”

  1. Eileen Says:

    George, the tulip garden is beautiful. I love the colors. Biltmore is a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

  2. MadSnapper Says:

    tulips are so beautiful and i can’t imagine how pretty a whole field of them are….

  3. Lorri Says:

    What lovely captures. I love wandering the walled garden at Biltmore.

  4. Karin Says:

    With snow coming down here – again – it was lovely to tiptoe through the tulips – as it were! Lovely photos!

  5. sylviakirk Says:

    Gorgeous tulips and such lovely, colorful captures for the day, George!! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!!

  6. Denise Says:

    What an amazing place George. I love these photos, thank you for sharing them.

  7. Ms. A Says:

    Beautiful… Biltmore never disappoints.

  8. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Beautiful! And I love the last shot from a distance so I can see the whole thing and the scope of it. The first picture, I thought it was in your yard!!!

  9. dayphoto Says:

    Stunning, George! Sometimes I think I would love a field of tulips, but we are way too dry here to even think about…so I’ve really enjoyed this!

    Linda
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  10. ladyfi Says:

    Oh, how lovely to see all those tulips. Beautiful!

  11. ewok1993 Says:

    oh my what a trip it was. these are gorgeous shots.

  12. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Beautiful to be surrounded by all those flowers but seeing the pattern from afar is also great.

  13. Linda G. Says:

    The tulips are gorgeous!

  14. rhiebert Says:

    Such beauty in one place! Yes,your timing was perfect to catch the Tulips at their best.

  15. MaryBeth Says:

    Beautiful, George, you captured the gardens perfectly. Aren’t those Tulips lovely. MB

  16. Linda Says:

    Such a gorgeous garden and so well captured. You did a great job on the final image. What a sight that must be in person.

  17. diane Says:

    These gardens look and sound just beautiful. Spring has certainly arrived at last.

  18. John Hric Says:

    Pretty shot of the gardens. We were there last summer. The hummers refused to pose for me. Thanks for the view of the tulips !

  19. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful tulips there. Very lovely colors.

  20. Łucja-Maria Says:

    Oh GREGORE !
    Great pictures.
    I am delighted with it!!
    I love tulips. This is one of the most beautiful spring flowers!.
    Best regards and have a nice weekend.

  21. Larry Says:

    I just can’t imagine having the resources to build this as a summer home.

  22. busy bee suz Says:

    Oh my TULIPS!!!! I love these gardens, I think I could spend hours there….gorgeous!

  23. maple lane Says:

    Very pretty. Wish I could go back for a visit.

  24. ZielonaMila Says:

    Wonderful images, flowers are giving much hope:) I am greeting

  25. Neal Says:

    Wow….I almost missed this. I’m sure glad I didn’t because those are beautiful shots.

  26. Sartenada Says:

    Incredible beautiful photos from lovely tulips!

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