Frederick Law Olmsted | A Passion for Parks, National Geographic: Seasons Change at Biltmore

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. Known for his planning of many public parks, Olmsted’s last design was Biltmore completed in 1895.

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