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Biltmore House is a mansion in Asheville, North Carolina, built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895. Vanderbilt employed Frederick Law Olmsted to design the grounds of the estate. Olmsted's vision for the Biltmore Nursery and Arboretum included provisions for a scientific Herbarium and botanical library. Part of these efforts included the publication of "The Scientific Collections at Biltmore," initially established to record the existing geological, archaeological and natural resources of the estate before grading and construction permanently altered or destroyed their evidence. The Herbarium was destroyed during a flood in 1916.


  • Harvard University Herbarium. Index of Botanists. Accessed October 7, 2011.
  • (2007). The biltmore nursery: A botanical legacy. Biltmore, NC: The Biltmore Company. Retrieved from
  • Wikipedia. (n.d.). Biltmore estate. Retrieved from







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