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Show #41/7402. Biltmore Lights

Biltmore Estate - Atrium

George loved gardening and he loved gardens. And thinks it's apropos that one of the first thing one sees when walking into this beautiful home is the atrium that's full of beautiful, exotic plants. That, of course, was very, very important to him. Lizzie agrees, yes, it was. George was an avid collector of palms, which were popular at the time, thus included in his house this beautiful space to display them. This would have been a space where he was able to enjoy plants year round. That was its purpose. It's a very dominant feature in the home. He was able to change things out, bring things up from the conservatory and take things back down there. This was an ever-rotating permanent display of his collection. From pictures we know this room was even fuller than what we see today. They maintain quite a few large plants in here today, but know that George had even more. Biltmore likes to make sure the site view for guests today is visible all the way around, but know that it was quite full in his time. And a lot of these plants, because of their size, are quite old. Lizzie's team is in here every single day watering and caring for the plants and making sure that they continue to look great for guests.

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