Fall Color Report

Fall Color Forecast

Here at Biltmore, hundreds of vibrant chrysanthemums and salvias fill the Walled Garden, Estate Entry, and Winery beds during the fall. The mountains of western North Carolina have the most diverse forest anywhere in the U.S. Because of this, our fall color stretches out longer and has more variety.

Parker Andes, our Director of Horticulture, has this to say about this year's fall color forecast:

"We’ve had a wonderful growing season so far this summer. Trees across the estate and Western North Carolina are in full healthy leaf, and that is the basis for a great leaf season in the fall.

As the weather continues to cooperate with summer thundershowers, turning seasonably cool and dry in the fall, we can expect our first frost sometime in mid to late October in the Asheville area. That first frost will kick off the best of the color for us with fall foliage expected to peak toward the end of October through the first week of November. At higher elevations within a few hours’ drive of Asheville, that first frost comes a bit sooner with great fall color starting as early as the first week of October in the highest mountains, with peak color working its way down in elevation.

Keeping that in mind this fall, if the color is not just right where you are, you can always hop in the car and drive up (or down) to a more colorful elevation!"

Enjoy these photos from last year for a preview of beautiful fall color at Biltmore, and sign up below to receive this year's exclusive Fall Color emails.




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