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Enjoying the Shady Pergola

Posted on 07/06/2018 by Judy Ross

The dramatic art installations of Chihuly at Biltmore have drawn even more attention to Biltmore’s historic gardens—creating the ideal opportunity to take a closer look at these...

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Lending A Hand For A New Arm

Posted on 06/29/2018 by Leeann Donnelly

At one point, Alex Irvine looked like he was popping the question to one of Biltmore’s oldest residents. Earlier this week, Alex, a ceramic artist based in Asheville, didn’t have...

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Turning Windows Into Wines

Posted on 06/22/2018 by Jean Sexton

Chihuly at Biltmore, the first art exhibition in our historic gardens, features dramatic, large-scale glass sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly. From stunning works of glass art in Biltmore's...

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Vanderbilt Travels Railway: A One-of-a-Kind Train Display

Posted on 06/01/2018 by Amy Dangelico

Now through Labor Day, Antler Hill Village is hosting Vanderbilt Travels Railway, a model train display highlighting George Vanderbilt’s travels with handcrafted architectural elements made...

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Restoring Our Roots, One American Chestnut Tree at a Time

Posted on 04/11/2018 by Jean Sexton

When George Vanderbilt first visited Asheville, North Carolina, in 1888 and began envisioning his private estate, the wooded slopes of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains included vast numbers of...

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