Biltmore’s Walled Garden

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Earlier this month Betsy and I paid another visit to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  We went specifically to see the tulips in the Walled Garden.  George Vanderbilt wanted the Walled Garden to be a ‘garden of ornament’, so the garden consists of symmetrical flower beds arranged in patterns.  The drawing above shows one side of the Walled Garden as seen from a hill overlooking the garden.

 
The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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One Response to “Biltmore’s Walled Garden”

  1. Karin Says:

    That’s a very pretty photo – not sure if the drawing does it justice in terms of depth and color. It’s so lovely to have a formal garden as a show piece, a little jewel, among the rest of the informal garden, and as an area that is designed amidst areas that are allowed to grow wild! Love the variety!

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