The Train was Delayed and the Flowers Didn’t Arrive – But Cornelia Vanderbilt’s Wedding Day was Beautiful Thanks to Biltmore’s Gardeners

Cornelia Vanderbilt walking the aisle

“In 2001, the Biltmore commemorated the 75th anniversary of the wedding with a month-long celebration among 2,500 blooming roses in June.” April 29, 1924 Today is the wedding day of Cornelia Vanderbilt. This year (2021) marks her 95th wedding anniversary.   When Cornelia married British nobility, the diplomat John Cecil, the wedding flowers had been…

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April 29, 2021 Forsythia, Hunter’s Home Diary, Agnes Chase, Toni Morrison on spring, Life Among the Texas Flora by Minetta Altgelt Goyne, and Cornelia Vanderbilt

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the botanical pastimes of two young women in Oklahoma back in 1850. We’ll also learn about a female botanical pioneer who specialized in grasses. We’ll hear some thoughts on spring from a beloved American author. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book featuring the letters from a Texas pioneer botanist. And…

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