The Spectacular Laurels of Biltmore

In late May, the approach road at Biltmore Estate is alive with large Mountain Laurel in magenta, pink, and white. With many of the showy shrubs being nearly a hundred years old, you won’t find a better display anywhere in the mountains. They were planted by Fredrick Law Olmsted, who designed all the landscaping at this historic Vanderbilt estate. But you’ll need to hurry. In a week or so, they will be gone.

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Magenta Mountain Laurel at Biltmore

Mountain Laurel at Biltmore Estate

Biltmore magenta mountain laurel

Pink mountain laurel at biltmore estate

Of course, a visit to Biltmore in Asheville is never complete without a drive around the entire estate, and a stop at the glorious Biltmore Gardens.

Biltmore Gardens Brick path

Biltmore Gardens Yellow roses

biltmore gardens red roses

biltmore gardens fuchsia roses

biltmore house reflecting pond

fly fishing at biltmore estateI can’t think of a more peaceful way to spend a late Spring afternoon…

3 thoughts on “The Spectacular Laurels of Biltmore

  1. Beautiful pictures. Have only visited Biltmore one time, but it is indeed an impressive sight! By the way, do they have separate rest rooms there?

  2. TheĀ Biltmore is such a beautiful place……..mountain laurels are beautiful……thanks for sharing….. Patsy

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