Biltmore Estate Gardens, Asheville

Biltmore Estate’s gardens are among those featured in a new release of the U.S. Postal Service’s American Gardens Forever stamps.

The stamps feature two photographs each of 10 gardens from around the country, including Biltmore Estate Gardens in Asheville; Brooklyn, N.Y. Botanic Garden; Chicago Botanic Garden; Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens; Dumbarton Oaks Garden in the District of Columbia; The Huntington, Calif. Botanical Gardens; Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park in Florida; Norfolk, Va., Botanical Garden; Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Ohio; and Winterthur Garden in Delaware. The photos were taken between 1996 and 2014.

All of the gardens are open to the public.

The stamps are good for whatever the current postal rate is when they are used, no matter how much the stamps cost when they were purchased.

News about home and garden activities runs in the Homework column on Fridays. To submit an item, email it to features, mail typed information and photos to Home & Garden Briefs, c/o Features Department, Winston-Salem Journal, 418 N. Marshall St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101; or drop it off at the front desk of the Journal on North Spruce Street. Information should include a contact name and daytime phone number.

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