Japanese Maple, North Carolina
The lacy leaves and wandering branches of a Japanese maple lend drama to the grounds of the Biltmore Estate near Asheville, North Carolina. Built in 1895 by George Washington Vanderbilt, the Biltmore is the largest private residence in the United States and includes more than 75 acres (30 hectares) of manicured gardens.
Every autumn a brilliant tapestry of gorgeous golds and rusty reds blankets the United States, marking summer’s retreat and signaling winter’s impending arrival. From New York City’s Central Park to Alaska’s wild valleys, see how this striking season unfolds across the country.
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