When George Vanderbilt chose Frederick Law Olmsted, the nation's most famous landscape architect, to design his grounds at Biltmore Estate, the two men differed over the direction of the project. Olmsted wanted an arboretum; Vanderbilt wanted a park. They eventually settled on restoring the forests and setting aside some lands for gardens. Olmsted died in 1903. One hundred years later his dream of an arboretum was realized with the construction in Asheville of the North Carolina Arboretum.