In the cold silence of winter, when we feel isolated from one another and arthritis pain and depression are pulling you down, there is still a way to become enveloped in the passion of plants: go to your local conservatory. Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, has one of the most fabulous conservatory’s in the nation and a winter conservatory tour at Biltmore Estate is just what you need to pull out of the winter blues. Below are some photos of my recent visit at the conservatory I’m posting just for you.
When you arrive Biltmore Estate, you will spot the conservatory at the back of the Walled Garden below the mansion (see top photo). It is a Victorian delight featuring all manor of exotic plants and completed in 1895. Tall arching windows let light stream in the sides of the brick building and multiple glass houses and a pointed glass roof lets in more sunshine. Even in the winter, the interior of the conservatory is tropical and filled with the scents and colors of vibrant plants. Discover the winter conservatory tour at Biltmore Estate or walk – no RUN – to your nearest conservatory for a breath of fresh tropical air.