Frederick Law Olmsted | A Passion for Parks, National Geographic: Fall Colors Adorn Blue Ridge Mountains

An orange tree sits in center of forest surrounded by conifers and a line of birch trees.

Fall colors of the forest line a serpentine drive along the approach road to the Biltmore Estate house. As visitors arrive, they experience “the sensation of passing through the remote depths of a natural forest” before encountering the grand chateau.

Frederick Law Olmsted integrated natural terrain with landscaping to create moods of mystery and surprise at the Vanderbilt home in North Carolina.

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