Biltmore Blooms is Biltmore’s annual celebration of Spring, and the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of the estate’s gardens and grounds. Each year, Biltmore Blooms features a kaleidoscope of gorgeous color emerging across the estate. Tulips lead the celebration with more than 72,000 blooms charming guests on a daily basis. Azaleas flourish later in the season, followed by rhododendrons and mountain laurel. The display dates back to Olmsted’s original plans for Biltmore, when George Vanderbilt hired him in 1888 to create a place as majestic as the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding the land. New this year will be later hours for guests to tour Biltmore House, and linger in the gardens for magnificent sunsets. Monet & Friends, an immersive exhibit, is also open, offering the perfect tie-in with Biltmore’s blooming gardens, which have been compared to an Impressionist painting.