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“WOW!”
Review of Biltmore Gardens

Biltmore Gardens
Ranked #2 of 192 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Walnut Creek
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“WOW!”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Besides being a spectacular estate, this is the most well organized tourist attraction I have visited in my 50 years of travel. All staff is approachable, friendly and helpful; they act like you are visiting their own home. That's a big plus toward enjoying the Biltmore experience. We spent 14 hours there over a 2-day visit and still didn't see all we wanted to see. The motorized tour of the estate is all in one a history of forestry in the U.S., a biography of Frederick Law Olmsted, and an overview of the vast estate property --- worth every nickel.. Not to belittle the house, the gardens and the village, but the motorized tour stands out most in my mind. Prepare to do a lot of walking and take a lot of photos. Don't miss having some ice cream after visiting the house. I suggest pre-purchasing your tickets on line and picking them up at 4:00 pm the day before; that allows you to spend a few hours in the gardens and/or the village on that first day.

Visited May 2014
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Gastonia, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

The Biltmore experience is amazing.... the House itself is wonderful but when you walk outside and see the Gardens, it is like you are in a dream... all beautiful flowers, the roses are something else.
I have been there for my honeymoon and I am planning to go back on my next trip to Asheville.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
702 reviews
509 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 843 helpful votes
“A horticulturist’s dream setting.”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

PROS: vast repertoire of plants and flowers; the flowers and plants in and around the estate are grown here. A great concentration of flowers in the greenhouse as well.

CONS: none

Visited April 2014
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Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Small But Nice”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

I expected huge extravagant gardens like the Missouri Botanical Gardens and it wasn't that at all. Very lovely and nice and I realize I was there when not much was blooming. The size is the reason I gave it a "very good" rating. For its size it was perfect. I'm sure the azaleas are eye popping in the spring, as is the rose garden in mid summer.

Visited September 2013
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Mint Hill, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Impressive”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

This whole property was l landscaped by an engineer in the early 1900's. To have everything so meticulously planned and laid out; the bass pond, the trails, the plants is extremely dumbfounding on a scale of this proportion.

Visited October 2013
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