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Biltmore Blooms explode with color next week

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Biltmore Blooms – a time when Biltmore celebrates the return of warm weather and its historic gardens and grounds – is slated to begin April 1.   Read Story »

Tags: flower gardening | flowers | Biltmore Estate | tulips

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Raising of Fraser fir signals opening of Christmas at Biltmore

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Days before Christmas at Biltmore begins, estate employees collaborated this morning to welcome a 35-foot tall Fraser fir tree into Biltmore House, where it will reside in the Banquet Hall as the estate’s grand holiday centerpiece.   Read Story »

Tags: Christmas | Biltmore Estate | Christmas trees

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Biltmore Estate, N.C. Arboretum announce ourdoor access, Blue Ridge Parkway to reopen

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Three popular destinations, the Biltmore Estate and the North Carolina Arboretum, announced they will permit limited access to outdoor areas on Saturday, the first day of the phase 1 reopening plan Gov. Roy Cooper laid out this week. The Blue Ridge Parkway, meanwhile, announced it would reopen to motor vehicles on Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: North Carolina Arboretum | Biltmore Estate | coronavirus economy | Covid-19 arts cancellations

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Manager of historic Jersey herd named to Ag Hall of Fame

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MILLS RIVER —Michael R. "Mike" Corn, who manages the historic Jersey dairy herd that Biltmore Estate owner George Vanderbilt brought to Asheville from New York in the late 19th century, was inducted into the Western North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame during the WNC Communities' 28th annual ceremony at the Mountain Horticulture Crops Research & Extension Center.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Biltmore Estate | dairy farms | George Vanderbilt