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2011-07-05 13:21:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lovers of art, history and gardens will encounter a feast for the senses during the Tiffany at Biltmore exhibition, now open at Biltmore, George Vanderbilt's 8,000-acre mountain estate. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/50782-tiffany-at-biltmore (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110705/MM29817 ) The exhibition of stained-glass lamps created by Louis Comfort Tiffany...

2011-05-25 09:23:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine if someone took a spray can to one of Van Gogh's masterpieces. That's essentially what happened in Delaware Park earlier this week when vandals attempted to ruin one of the most cherished treasures in the region. About 100 teenagers and young adults created thousands of dollars in damages, leaving the park in disrepair just before its busiest season. According to Thomas Herrera-Mishler, CEO of Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the...

2010-12-02 16:14:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Memories created by holiday traditions and celebrations last a lifetime. These are the kinds of memories that become family tales you'll want to hear time and time again. Each year, Biltmore's Christmas celebration is held at a unique historic destination where families and friends can truly step back in time and become immersed in tradition. The 8,000-acre estate offers magical experiences and activities for all ages, ranging from a...

2010-09-07 12:11:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biltmore Company, in Asheville, N.C., is excited to announce Biltmore Inspirations, its first introduction into the direct selling industry where consultants will offer Biltmore products in a home party environment. The launch of Biltmore Inspirations will focus on food and tabletop items, which relate to the company's legacy of hospitality and entertaining. Products will blend chef-inspired foods with everyday practicality, making it easy for...

2010-03-10 10:30:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Gorgeous blooms are in full glory as thousands of tulips welcome springtime during Biltmore's 25th annual Festival of Flowers, April 3 - May 16, 2010. The estate-wide event celebrates the beauty of George Vanderbilt's 8,000-acre property and its original design by Frederick Law Olmsted, father of American landscape architecture. Biltmore's gardens, Olmsted's final and most grand project, are in their 120th year, and are becoming more beautiful...


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