|The gardens of Biltmore, including the Italian Garden, have remained fairly unchanged for over 100 years.|
No expense was spared in the construction of the estate. When one could find a quiet corner, viewing the gardens of Biltmore was like stepping into a time machine back to the Gilded Age.
|view down the esplanade looking back from the house with the statue of Diana on the hill|
The gardens were laid out with the mountain views in mind.
|There's a reason they're called the Blue Ridge Mountains.|
|Unintentional camel topiary Wisteria?|
While the formal gardens were impressive, I was drawn to the informal paths among the trees.
Curves in the paths beckoned to a view beyond.
|Who needs cherry trees or azaleas?|
What a delight to walk amongst mature, perfectly sited, well-maintained woody plants.