Biltmore Blooms

Biltmore Blooms – Spring Flowers at Biltmore Gardens

Biltmore Blooms

Each year between the first day of Spring in March through May, Biltmore celebrates “Biltmore Blooms” where the Biltmore Gardens come alive with color as the 10s of thousands of bulbs, plants, shrubs and trees bloom for Spring.   The spectacle is breathtaking, and something you will definitely want to see and experience.

Biltmore Blooms Event Information

What: 2018 Biltmore Blooms

When: March 20th – May 24th, from 9 am – 5 pm

Admission: Included with Biltmore Estate Tickets or Annual Passes

What is Biltmore Blooms?

Biltmore BloomsDuring Biltmore Blooms, Biltmore Estate becomes an amazing array of scents and color.   The scene all over the Biltmore Gardens is just amazing, with color literally everywhere in the historic Biltmore Gardens, designed by legendary landscape artist Frederick Law Olmsted.

During Biltmore Blooms, you can see:

  • The more than 100,000 bulbs planted by the Biltmore Gardens staff
  • Over 50,000 Tulips near the Gatehouse Entrance, and in the Walled Garden
  • Wysteria growing on the concrete arbors between Biltmore House and the Gardens
  • Azaleas, roses, and other flower shrubs and trees.
  • Nearly 15,000 Daffodils
  • and much much more.

>> See our Full 2018 Visitor’s Guide to Biltmore House

Spring Bloom Schedule

Late March – Orchids begin Biltmore Blooms in the Conservatory.  Many early bulbs begin to blossom in the Walled Garden, along with the Magnolias.   

Early April – Tulips begin blooming in the Walled Garden and at the Estate Entry.   Early flowering begins on estate shrubs and trees, including forsythia, spirea, magnolia, and flowering cherries.

Mid-April – Tulips are usually at their peak in the Walled Garden and at the Estate Entry. Other blooms at this time include various spring bulbs, dogwoods, and redbud trees.

Late April – Late tulips fill the Walled Garden, Estate Entry, and Winery beds, until the very last week in April when poppies, snapdragons, and pansies are planted by the garden staff. Other estate blooms at this time include hybrid azaleas and various flowering shrubs.

May – Poppies, snapdragons, and pansies in Walled Garden, Estate Entry, and Winery beds are in bloom. Other estate blooms during this time include native azaleas (the first week is usually the peak for azaleas), along with many other various flowering shrubs.

Photos of Biltmore Blooms in the Spring

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Magnolia Trees in Bloom

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Conservatory surrounded by color

Biltmore Gardens Walled Garden

Spring Tulips in the Walled Garden

Biltmore Gardens Wisteria

Wisteria

Biltmore Gardens Walled Garden

Late Winter at the Walled Garden

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Discount Tickets

Discount Tickets to Biltmore Estate can be purchased online.  Purchasing tickets online and in advance can save up to $20 off regular admission price.

One of the best deals is purchasing Annual Passes, which pay for themselves in two visits.  Annual Pass holders also receive a number of perks and benefits, including discounts, insider information, and numerous special offers.  You can get more information on Annual Passes on the Biltmore website.

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Looking towards Biltmore House from the Shrub Garden

>> See our Full 2018 Visitor’s Guide to Biltmore House