Seasons Change - Fall Foliage at the Biltmore Estate

Where did October go? It seemed to have just flown by in the blink of an eye! It's hard to believe, but it's also coming up on one year since we moved back east. I'm so grateful to be back east, especially here in North Carolina where a change of scenery for the change of seasons isn't something to just be decorated in our home - it's actually happening right outside the window, or just a short drive away. And after the rush of market week that happened in late October (more about that coming up shortly!), plus some district visits at Jeff's store, a fall drive is just what the hubs and I needed - so we took a drive down to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. The Biltmore house was just finishing up being decorated for Christmas, so I'll wait to share some of its 65 decorated trees, but the drive to the house was breathtaking!! Here are a few pics to see for yourself...


 These first two pics are from the Biltmore's Facebook page - and almost reminded me of Central Park. And it's no wonder, because the landscaping of Biltmore Estates was design by Frederick Law Olmsted, an American landscape architect who also designed Central Park!

'In the shadow of Biltmore House, America’s largest private residence, are some of America’s finest formal and informal gardens. Here, too, is the birthplace of the first scientific school of forestry in the United States. And it is at Biltmore Estate that this country’s father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, designed his last and largest project nearly a century ago.' - See more at: romanticasheville.com/biltmorehorticulturelegacy
In the shadow of Biltmore House, America’s largest private residence, are some of America’s finest formal and informal gardens. Here, too, is the birthplace of the first scientific school of forestry in the United States. And it is at Biltmore Estate that this country’s father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, designed his last and largest project nearly a century ago. - See more at: http://www.romanticasheville.com/biltmorehorticulture.htm#sthash.qOB6x9K6.dpuf
In the shadow of Biltmore House, America’s largest private residence, are some of America’s finest formal and informal gardens. Here, too, is the birthplace of the first scientific school of forestry in the United States. And it is at Biltmore Estate that this country’s father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, designed his last and largest project nearly a century ago. - See more at: http://www.romanticasheville.com/biltmorehorticulture.htm#sthash.qOB6x9K6.dpuf
In the shadow of Biltmore House, America’s largest private residence, are some of America’s finest formal and informal gardens. Here, too, is the birthplace of the first scientific school of forestry in the United States. And it is at Biltmore Estate that this country’s father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, designed his last and largest project nearly a century ago. - See more at: http://www.romanticasheville.com/biltmorehorticulture.htm#sthash.qOB6x9K6.dpuf

Below are a few pics I took from the drive on the grounds, plus a few walking the Biltmore Gardens and near Bass Pond...







  
Could not have asked for a more beautiful day! Crisp fall air, sun shining, and clear blue skies! I must have said it a dozen times, "It's sooo beautiful here!!"





Even several of the planted containers captured autumn...


This was walking back up to the wisteria laced pergola, which gave a beautiful shaded and architectural element connecting gardens back to the house... while another pergola lead you to and from the Conservatory...

Above pergola to and from the house...


Above pergola to and from the Conservatory... Love the way your "view" becomes the pictures, on this outdoor hallway...


Touring the conservatory needs a separate post - Too many beautiful moments - this post could run on forever!





We definitely need to make another trip back - The grounds also had biking trails, and also horseback riding... It was so quiet and peaceful...


After the day touring the Biltmore house, gardens, and village shops, we stopped by the Antler Hill Farm, also on the property, which is where the Biltmore Winery is located...


Now THAT is a souvenir!! :)


Outside of Cedric's Tavern, lovingly named after George Vanderbilt's first dog (read more about Cedric here), we listened to some live music...


Although the trip may have been short, it was still a wonderful way to bid farewell to October...

(Instagram pic)

I hope you enjoyed the fall foliage (I know my mom will!!), and you are enjoying these last days of fall wherever you may be! Soon, it will be time for Christmas - and winter snow...

Thanks for stopping by,

(All photos by Lynda Quintero-Davids, unless otherwise noted.)

3 comments:

  1. Your photos are lovely!!! I've been to Biltmore several times, but never in the fall. Now, I know I want to go there next year. Love the pics of the pergola and the structures in the gardens, too.

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  2. Love the pictures. Must go there someday. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I am glad that I finally got a chance to check out this place. Great views, food is nice. The quality of service at venues in Atlanta was great, and the environment were pretty comfortable. I’ll say I will look forward to visit again.

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