Saturday, February 20, 2016

Mr. Vanderbilt's Greenhouse


Thanks to a kind blog friend who sent me tickets, I visited the Biltmore Estate yesterday. I spent my time in the magnificent greenhouse and the adjoining walled garden-- sleeping now but beautiful in its bones.  And I took lots of pictures.

Here are a few -- I'll post more tomorrow.




















8 comments:

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Everything about the Biltmore House is special, but the greenhouse seems something so gracious and elegant in its structure & completely out of another time. Can you imagine that greenhouse being yours and you could choose to grow anything your heart desired in there. When watching Downtown Abbey, I often think of the Biltmore, especially when the scenes are in the kitchen. A visit to the Biltmore Estate should be mandatory for all visitors to Asheville.

Hope you have a great weekend.
Sam

Suz said...

Marvelous

Barbara Rogers said...

Patterns...you've caught so many from the great structures of the gardens and green houses, as well as the actual plants. Thanks for capturing!

NCmountainwoman said...

Gorgeous photographs. What a great place to visit during mid-winter. The warmth of the greenhouse and beauty of the flowers make for a wonderful day.

Anvilcloud said...

What a treat for a winter visit. It would be especially nice for us. I don't know of any display greenhouses around here.

Jim Egerton said...

So beautiful. I had access to the grounds from a friend's house that bordered the estate way back in 1955. We couldn't get too close or we would be told to git. Far different place today.

katy gilmore said...

Lovely photos - wish I'd been along for your day!

Carol Crump Bryner said...

It does my color-starved eyes good to look at these photos. And to almost feel the humid warmth in the greenhouse. What a great place to visit!