Asheville, N.C. – After the warmest 12-month period ever recorded in U.S. history since modern record-keeping began in 1895, we’re all ready for a big cool down… and Biltmore’s a great place to experience the changes of the season.
When Biltmore’s trees shift from summertime deep greens to hues of yellow, bronze and red, the air grows crisper and temperatures dip. And from what we’ve seen this year in terms of rainfall, 2012 should not disappoint leaf peepers who love a colorful show, says Parker Andes, Biltmore’s director of horticulture.
“We’ve had plenty of moisture through mid-summer. That means healthy trees,” says Andes.
Biltmore’s Walled Garden transitions from a riot of tropical plants to chrysanthemums in rich jewel tones, laid out in symmetrical patterns. The estate’s forests become a tapestry of ruby, amber, gold and amethyst.
Starting in mid-September, Biltmore website visitors can check for weekly updates from Andes on how things are coloring up on the estate at www.biltmore.com.
Erin Freeman, Ackermann PR
Phone: (865) 584-0550