Asheville, North Carolina has been on my list of places to visit for a long time and one place I definitely want to visit is the Biltmore Estate. Opened on Christmas Eve in 1895 after taking 6 years to be built, George Vanderbilt’s country home has 250 rooms throughout it’s 4 acre floor space.
In 1930, the home was opened to the public and features 75 acres of gardens including a walled garden, rose garden, azalea garden and more. More than 250 varieties of roses are planted in the rose garden. During the winter the conservatory by the walled garden offers an escape from the weather with tropical plants and orchids on display.
Photos courtesy of Biltmore Estate.