I don't give a hoot about the house, but the landscape and gardens (and the preserved views of the mountains and pastoral andscapes) are truly a treasure. The walk along the French Broad River is wonderful. And the wave of sunflowers that's continued all summer -- lovely!
In recent years, the horticultural aspects of the walled garden and the conservatories has really become excellent, with displays and change-outs great fun to see, however gaudy and Victorian-inspired they might be (this year has been that, certainly!)
|This year's late summer walled garden displays|
In late summer, it's full of all sorts of interesting aquatics, and wonderful lotus fruits in the side pools.
|Italian Garden (at Biltmore)|
|Lotus fruits and fading leaves|