Snap a one-of-a-kind selfie while visiting Biltmore Estate this week along the sunflower patch that stretches nearly one mile Biltmore House to Antler Village and the winery.
The returning summer show features sunflowers standing up to 8 feet tall. While the flowers are at peak bloom right now and expected to last a few weeks, the next bloom is expected around Labor Day.
“We love seeing guests enjoying themselves in the midst of these gorgeous flowers,” said Kyle Mayberry, director of agriculture. “This is an amazing way to showcase the beautiful agriculture legacy of Biltmore to our guests. While the sunflowers provide show-stopping beauty, they also serve as nourishment for the wildlife that inhabits estate grounds.”
Mayberry’s team plants sunflower seeds in tow waves to guarantee a longer bloom window so more guests can enjoy them through the summer months.
Given Mayberry’s calculations on the amount of seeds it takes to put on the sunny show, guests will enjoy as many as 144,000 sunflower plants through the season.