Our World: Biltmore’s Walled Garden

The Walled Garden at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. April 3, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)
This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Betsy and I paid another visit to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, last week.  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 picture above shows one side of the Walled Garden as seen from a hill overlooking the garden.

Tulips in the Walled Garden at Biltmore. April 3, 2012.

There were tulips of many different colors planted in the flower beds.

Tulips in Biltmore's Walled Garden. April 3, 2012.

Even the border flower beds along the road contained beautiful tulips.

Betsy and me in the Walled Garden at Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina. April 3, 2012.

But the prettiest flower in the entire garden was my beautiful bride.

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23 Responses to “Our World: Biltmore’s Walled Garden”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    That’s a lot of tulips! Love the purple and pink and the ones behind you and Betsy.

  2. Colin (HB) Says:

    Hi George
    Lovely photos, but what erks me is that I stayed in Asheville, NC and never saw these gardens.
    Well I guess as a tourist, you can’t win them all????
    Love the “yellow mellow” T-shirt combinations!

  3. diane Says:

    What an amazing number of tulips. It must be glorious to experience this beauty, The two flowers in yelow shirts are pretty neat too.

  4. Maple Lane Says:

    What a treat to visit while the tulips are blooming. Lovely photo of you two with the tulips as the backdrop!

  5. MadSnapper Says:

    i enlarged the first photo and my first thought was how many gardeners will it take to care for all that beauty. wow that is a beautiful spot. so is your flower.

  6. The Incredible Woody Says:

    Just beautiful!

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a beautiful place and such gorgeous flowers! And you do indeed have a beautiful flower!! Hope you both have a great week, George!


  8. NCMountainwoman Says:

    We were there last week too. In fact, we planned to go on Tuesday but had a change in plans and went on Thursday instead. No doubt we will one day run into you and Betsy.

  9. Jottings From Jersey Says:

    I would love to take my camera there! I would have a field day!!! Lovely photos!

  10. rhiebert Says:

    Note to self.I really need to visit this place some time.Until then I will visit virtually through the pictures here.Thanks,this is much less expensive for me. LOl

  11. ewok1993 Says:

    looks like a very pleasant short-sleeve day to be out and about with the beautiful tulips.

  12. happyone Says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Too bad tulips didn’t bloom all spring and summer too.

  13. ladyfi Says:

    How gorgeous with all those lovely tulips!

  14. Jewaicious Says:

    Great shots, George. Love them. Love the one of you and Betty. I love the Biltmore Estates…been there several times.

  15. bertN Says:

    If and when I visit the Biltmore Estate, I’ll probably see all those lovely flowers but not the prettiest one – you’ll take that flower home with you for certain.

  16. Judy Says:

    Wow!! What a gorgeous garden! Imagine all the work involved…

  17. MB Says:

    What a spectacular place. You two look so happy there. I bet you took a zillion ictures and I want to see them ALL!! MB

  18. Linda G. Says:

    Wow! The walled garden is FULL of color! I love that picture of you and Betsy!

  19. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful garden with such nice symmetry. The tulips are lovely.

  20. alskamom Says:

    What pretty tulips!! I’ve never seen so many in one place before!
    Wonderful photo of you and Betsy too. You both look very happy. 🙂

  21. CameraCruise Says:

    Wow, what a wonderful garden.
    Thanks for sharing from this beautiful place.

  22. Sartenada Says:

    What a wonderful place with so many tulips! I am very glad that You presented these lovely photos!

  23. Rose Says:

    I bet that place really keeps the gardeners busy!

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