|Biltmore Conservatory, Asheville, NC|
|Chihuly glass at Dallas Arboretum|
But this trip was to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. The Conservatory had lots of orchids, palms, and spring blooms in pots. Ah.
My only criticism was there were repetitions of the same plants throughout the greenhouses, (except perhaps for the actual orchid room.) But I guess that works when the main focus of flowers at this estate is to have table decorations in hallways and banquet rooms inside. The actual blooms from the Conservatory were not what I saw inside while walking through the rooms...rather they looked like they came from hot houses or were imported from a place where it's summer right now.
|Conservatory, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC|
And the gardens are still dormant, though the daffodils were beginning to peep up. I'll show you them under the trellessed roses here...then more will come tomorrow.