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Biltmore Estate prepares for Festival of Flowers

by webdev

April 06, 2011

Those interested in welcoming spring by viewing thousands of colorful spring flowers may consider a trip to North Carolina's Biltmore Estate for the 26th annual Festival of Flowers.

The event, which runs through May 15, features more than 100,000 tulips in hues of purple, orange, yellow and white. Other highlights of the festival include acres of azaleas, as well as irises and peonies.

"This is a great celebration for the guests," Parker Andes, Biltmore's director of horticulture, told the Citizen Times. "We set the expectations high. But we have to work with Mother Nature. We don't have any control over that."

This year, Andes says that a warmer than usual March caused many of the flowers to bloom early.

"If we get more bloom the first week of April, how much will be left over later in April?" Andes said. "Our goal is to never have bare ground."

Besides the stunning gardens, visitors to the Biltmore Estate can take part in special activities and discussions occurring during the festival including an "Ask a Gardener" station, daily seminars and live music.

Viewing colorful floral displays and gardens at an event such as the Festival of Flowers may inspire some to purchase spring flower bouquets for their own homes. Working with a professional florist can help bring your vision to life.


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