Chilly? Experience tropical luxury at the Biltmorespring-like weather we've been having this week.
But what better way to look toward spring than to step into a balmy Victorian greenhouse and enjoying the brilliant blooms of more than 70 colorful orchids.
The orchids at Biltmore Estate are in peak bloom between now and the end of March, and the picturesque Conservatory, designed by Biltmore architect Richard Morris Hunt, is open 365 days a year. The Orchid Room features several varieties, including some epiphytes, which use aerial roots to get their nourishment.
While you're visiting the Biltmore Estate, don't forget to check out the flower arrangements in the house's winter garden--just another spot to enjoy spring a few weeks early.
Check out more orchid photos on our Facebook page.
February 17, 2011