This beautiful light and plant-filled space on the tour of the Biltmore Estate was the highlight of our visit. I couldn’t find much information about it, and the staff I asked about this said they didn’t know much about it other than it was used as an informal sitting room. Still, it was gorgeous and reminded me of my office at home, which has more than 50 large tropical houseplants and a similar walnut wood. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed making them!
One of my favorite things about traveling is seeing new plants, visiting gardens, and learning more about how local history influenced the area’s garden design (or vice versa!) The gardens at Biltmore Estate were a bit sparsely planted, but part of that is due to the fact that we visited in September. Still, the estate’s greenhouses were stunning and filled to the brim with tropical plants, rare varieties of variegated houseplants, and beautifully tended orchids. Here are some of my favorite photos from our visit, so be sure to read my thoughts on Biltmore Estate to know more before you visit!
The Biltmore Estate is America’s largest home. At 175,00 square feet or roughly four acres of floor space, this 250-room mansion has 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and more than 60 fireplaces throughout the spacious residence. The closest thing the United States has to a castle, the Biltmore Estate, cost the modern equivalent of $180 million to build. This sprawling estate, which once spanned 125,000 acres, is now 8,000 acres. Read on to learn more about visiting Biltmore Estate.