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Friday, September 20, 2013

Walled Garden at Biltmore House and Gardens -8/6/13

The Walled Garden from above
Our first stop on my Birthday Trip in early August was at the Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville,  NC.   We predominantly went to see the SUNFLOWERS (click HERE to see that post) and to see the Italian Water Garden (click HERE for that post).   BUT--as we always do,  we had to stop and see what was new in the WALLED GARDEN.  Today I will share some of the beauty in that garden on that day!  Hope you enjoy it.  Be sure to enlarge the photos for better pictures.

The first photo (above) was taken when we hiked up the hill on the side of the gardens for a picture showing quite a bit of them from afar.




While we walked around the Walled Garden,  I always enjoy seeing how they decorate the ARBOR.  It's always so beautiful!  (By the way,  there were alot of people there that day --and I 'zapped' them out of the photos!!!!)




Here is one of the big Hibiscus blooms in the Walled Garden.




This is the view showing part of the gardens.  They have different things blooming each season of the year (except winter).  It's so much fun to compare the colors during the seasons...





Here is a neat photo showing some of the colors through the arbor window...




These colors along the edge of the Walled Gardens were so vivid.... Beautiful,  don't you think?




Here  is a photo showing the colors in the Walled Garden from another angle... It's hard to choose a favorite shot...




Here is another Hibiscus bloom.   This one is a favorite of mine.  They are HUGE.




This  is a close-up of some of the Coleus blooms along the Arbor.   They were so gorgeous!




Here is a photo of some of the ROSE beds.  We saw some pretty roses  (some we may even want to order IF we had a bigger yard --ha ha).




Here's another photo showing some of the colors looking out from inside the Arbor.




Finally,  here's one more photo showing the beautiful flowers and colors in the Walled Garden...  Hope ---if you haven't been there,  you can make it to the Biltmore House and Gardens sometime.  We are so fortunate to have season's passes --so we get to go often.  Visiting the house is nice --but since we can't take photos inside,  we enjoy the gardens much more...

I have a Prayer Request for my niece, Diane.  She is having a rough time in her life and needs your prayers and thoughts.  I was blessed yesterday when I put this request on Facebook and got 54+ comments sending prayers to Diane.  Facebook is WONDERFUL.  Thank You for your prayers and thoughts today.  

I am taking the rest of the month OFF from Blogging in order to do some more Genealogy work.   I hope each of you have a great month ---and I'll see you again on October 2nd..

Hugs,

56 comments:

Glenda said...

You know, I have never been to Biltmore, but that is one place I would love to visit, especially at Christmas time. Maybe this year... Your photos, as always, are exquisite, and this is a place of breathtaking beauty! Thank you for sharing, and I continue to pray for Diane.

Our photos said...

WoW! Beautiful garden!
Greetings, RW & SK

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Thank you for the wonderful and colourful farewell Betsy. Enjoy your break and your other work.
Of course there are prayers across the oceans for dear Diane.
Hugs
Rose

Ms. A said...

Prayers, you got 'em. Beautiful photos, you got those, too.

Enjoy your genealogy, I'll see you when you get back!

Sandra said...

visiting this garden could put a person on beauty overload for sure. thanks for showing more of the arbor, that is my favorite part of the gardens.

From the Kitchen said...

I have a hard time getting past your header. Every time I see it, I want to blow it up and paste it to my living room windows!! What a lovely time to visit Biltmore. I'd love a walled garden myself.

Have a great weekend.

Best,
Bonnie

The Furry Gnome said...

What a beautiful garden!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hope things look up for Diane.

These are such beautiful colors and blossoms!

linda m said...

I have got to visit the Biltmore Gardens. That is such a gorgeous place. I am so happy so many of us were able to help in your prayer request. Have fun with your genealogy work.

Arkansas Patti said...

That is just a stunning place. The colors are almost overwhelming. Loved the shot framed by the fence.

Small City Scenes said...

The Walled Garden is so beautiful. The colors are fantastic.
Our thoughts go out to your niece. May all be well with her. MB

Sandra said...

You always show the most beautiful places!
I will send my prayers to Diane x x

Sylvia K said...

Incredibly beautiful gardens and such colorful, exquisite flowers! Your captures are fantastic as always, Betsy! I'm holding good thoughts for Diane! Hope you have a good weekend!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, I'll be praying for your friend Dianne. Hope your genealogy research goes really well. You will be successful, I'm sure. Have a great weekend and time off.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Betsy What a wonderful vibrant garden of wonderful flowers adn vistas. See you October.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Biltmore is gorgeous. I think I am kind of partial to the pictures taken through the arbor windows. This just adds another dimension to the beauty.

Dee said...

Dear Betsy, once again you've shared with us glorious photographs with color that just jumps off the screen! Thank you.

I will pray for your niece Diane and hope that your next few days of genealogy work will prove productive. Peace.

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Betsy, I'll add Diane to my prayer list.
These photos are so colorful. I love the arbor best of all.
So happy you can visit Biltmore often and enjoy the changing seasons there as well as at home.

carolina nana said...

I will surely send prayers Diane's way. Enjoy digging in your past as there are always some surprises waiting!!!!
You all have a lot more fall color than we do. I looked around this morning for any changing leaves and didn't see any as of yet !!
Blessings
Marilyn

Sharon said...

Wonder if they've got the mums planted yet. If not, it'll be soon. Mums or Tulips?? It's a toss-up as to which is my favorite.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Beautiful gardens....enjoy your research

Ginny said...

Definitely numbers five and six today!!! SO much beauty here, and I love that arbor! I like how you took a picture through the oval.Hope you have a great weekend!

Linda said...

The formal displays in the walled garden are beautiful and full of seasonal colour. Enjoy your time doing your family history research.

Daisy said...

Such amazing photos, Betsy! It's so beautiful there. I can certainly understand why you go there as often as you can. Enjoy your blogging break.

Chatty Crone said...

I have told you this before. We have been there twice. Now how in the world did I miss all that beauty?

And PS when that ice cream you talked about last year comes out - will you email me if you remember?

Lovely, lovely gardens.

sandie

Shug said...

I know that there must be endless hours spent on the gardens at Biltmore. I was so hoping to make a trip there this Fall, but it fell through. Maybe this next Spring, Sam and I will get to head that way! For now, I'll enjoy the place....through your photos...
hugs to you and I hope you have one fantastic weekend..
shug

Chris Rohrer said...

Enjoy your time researching!!! Love the colors of that garden! They've really put together some nice explosive oranges and yellows! Hope you have a good weekend.

Rose said...

Your niece has been on my mind and in my prayers ever since I read that on Facebook...don't know why I did not comment then. I have never forgotten how you and some others prayed for Tootie's mom when she was having surgery. It was a real relief to know people are praying. And I am praying for your niece....

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Betsy, Thanks for sharing all those most gorgeous Autumn blooms. Love them all.. My Prayers go out to Diane... Enjoy you blogging break.. Hugs Judy

Liene said...

Please tell me you have a way to zap people out... before taking the photo! (We could all use that trick sometimes...) thanks you for a beautiful update on Biltmore - we hope to visit this fall.

SquirrelQueen said...

The walled garden is gorgeous. I love the way they mixed the colors to give the most dramatic effects. I especially like your shot through the arbor window.

Your niece will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lady Di Tn said...

Have fun checking out History. I can lose a whole day if I start the Genealogy searches. Every time I see your blog on Biltmore I keep thinking I need to go and mark it off my bucket list. I have just gotten mobile so I have been spending time away from sitting at the computer. Peace

Joy said...

Hope it is nearby so I can visit:)
Praying for your niece.
Have a nice weekend.

Ann said...

It's so pretty. All those delicious fall colors. I love the arbor.

Carletta said...

My favorite shot is through the oval 'window'!
Have fun doing your family history. See you soon.

Andrea said...

It is amazing how a self-supporting plant like coleus can make a landscape so very very beautiful with its so many colors. I would love to have that maroon and yellow ones, but haven't seen it here yet. But i have the one with big leaves.

diane b said...

Fabulous gardens. The shots through the arbor are great. You are lucky to live close and have passes. Sometimes people in a shot make it come alive and give perspective to size. Don't always feel you have to zap them out.

Jeevan said...

So beautiful photos from this garden landscape... so pretty and colorful flowers and leaves! I really liked the angles you shot from. Have a great month end ahead, betsy! My prayers for your nice

Betty Manousos said...

dear betsy,

what a beautiful post!
enjoy your time researching and your blog break!

love all of your photos...such gorgeous fall colours and blooms. lovely gardens, too.

have a good remainder of your weekend!
big hugs!!

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, it is a gorgeous place to visit. The colors and flowers are just stunning. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Beatriz said...

What beautiful gardens, Betsy!
You're luck to be so close to them! I love all kinds of garden, specialy those with a large species of flowers.
Very, very beautiful photos, as usual!!!!

Hugs

Bia

Linda said...

I can see why you love this place. The flowers are so beautiful. I think, if I had to pick a favorite photo, it would be the one looking through the oval arbor window. But they're all truly lovely.

Grandma Bonnie said...

MY prayers are with Diane.
I love all the photos today. I sure hope we can visit the walled garden some day. I was just imagining wedding vows being said in that beautiful arbor.
I hope you enjoy your blog break.

Janie said...

Wow, this place is so beautiful, and so amazingly well maintained. I'd love to visit it sometime.

Chris said...

Hi Betsy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous gardens and house. Enjoy your time off!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Wow! The walled garden at Biltmore House is awesome. I love all the beautiful flowers. I didn't know that it's so splendid at fall. I want to take a trip there before winter.

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

I just love coleus. The Walled Garden is beautiful. Sending prayers for Diane. Enjoy your genealogy-ing!

Ercotravels said...

What the great variety of the colorful flowers.. such beautiful find the garden, looking amazing..........

MastHoliday said...

Wow, what the colorful garden! the flowers looking pretty.. really nice find the garden..love it.

~mel said...

Such a gorgeous place ~ one that I hope will some day be able to see up close and personal:) It's on my list of places I'd love to visit. Thank you so much for sharing... and have fun with the genealogy digging.

Weekend-Windup said...

What a beautiful garden with colorful flowers. You have got a good collection of pictures of the Walled Garden. Especially the hibiscus flower is very beautiful to see.

SweetMarie said...

Beautiful gardens! Always love looking at your photos. :)
Prayers for your niece and family.

October 2 is my grandma's 84th birthday. :)

hugs,
Marie

Retired English Teacher said...

I love coleus. These beds of that interesting plant are just beautiful. The hibiscus, now that is another flower that I love. The colors are just stunning.

Wow, don't you wish you could just make some people in your life disappear with the zapper you used in your photos? Handy. LOL

DeniseinVA said...

Diane has my prayers Betsy, I do hope all will be well with her. I loved looking at all these amazing photos. I am in the departure lounge waiting to board the plane. Thank you so much for your good wishes.

Annie said...

This post reminds me that I need to locate Biltmore House and see if we can work it into our trip this coming Spring. Such a gorgeous place.