Late Afternoon in May at the Biltmore Estate Gardens

Most people think of Biltmore House when they think of Biltmore Estate, but the gardens are magnificent and well worth spending some time exploring. Acres and acres of gardens, including formal gardens, park-like gardens spaces, and a beautiful azalea garden are all part of the grounds.

A lot of our guests love visiting Biltmore Estate in Asheville when they stay with us at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B. The entrance to Biltmore is about 20 minutes away, and we have tickets here at the Inn for your convenience (discounted and good for two days!).We always recommend touring the gardens in the morning or the late afternoon if you go in spring or summertime, as afternoon temperatures can be a little on the warm side in the sun-drenched gardens. The Biltmore gardens are open until dusk, so you have plenty of time to stroll.We always recommend touring the gardens in the morning or the late afternoon if you go in spring or summertime, as afternoon temperatures can be a little on the warm side in the sun-drenched gardens. The Biltmore gardens are open until dusk, so you have plenty of time to stroll.

Arbor and garden plants being watered by sprinklers with lawn and purple flowers in the foreground

Walled Garden at Biltmore Estate in Asheville

Here are a few photos we took on a visit to Biltmore on May 12, around 5:30pm.We mostly stayed in the Walled Garden, just below Biltmore House, between the house and the two-story Conservatory.

Wood lattice with oval cutout looking out on a colorful garden

Looking through a lattice window in the Biltmore Estate Walled Garden

Bird with a red chest sitting on a leafy shrub

A House Finch keeps an eye on late afternoon visitors in the Walled Garden

Garden full of flowers with lawn and large brick and glass building in the background

Viewing the Conservatory from the Walled Garden at Biltmore

Asphalt path with purple and yellow flowers and plants lining one side

Beautiful perennials in the Biltmore Estate Walled Garden

Gray bird with something in its mouth standing on a rose bush with white blooms

A Northern Mockingbird feeds its (hidden away) babies in the Rose Garden

Small rabbit eating clover near a garden with pink flowers

Someone thinks he’s part of the Biltmore grounds crew…

Long path through a park-like garden surrounded by trees

Lots of different trees and shrubs along the garden paths at Biltmore Estate

Sun shining through the pointy yellow-green leaves of a tree

Late afternoon sunshine lights up a Japanese Maple

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