Photo By The Biltmore Company
Wisteria On Pergola
Wisteria has graced the pergola at Biltmore since 1895. This romantic bloomer “takes a good amount of work over the growing season,” Andes says. “Our gardeners are in there a couple times each year doing selective pruning, cutting stems back to two to four buds to develop the plant.” The pruning pays off with a gorgeous flower show that usually occurs in the third week of April. The benches along the wall beneath the pergola provide a peaceful view of the shrub garden, where spring paints a scene with pastel shades.