Bellagio Conservatory, Las Vegas
Brilliance abounds inside the breathtaking Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. The attention to detail is astounding. The passionate display of nature in all its awe-evoking glory - quite simply, sensational! Let your imagination wander as you assume a leisurely stroll among rare natural finds selected distinctively for Bellagio from all over the world.
Admire the essence of every season recreated with exceptionally gorgeous plants, flowers and trees thoughtfully arranged to inspire full splendor. Specially designed lighting spotlights every flower to accentuate its best features. To ensure the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens maintains magnificence 365 days a year, 140 expert horticulturists theatrically arrange gazebos, bridges, ponds, and water features uniquely for each season. Treat yourself to this unrivaled attraction's ever changing personality for the Holidays, Chinese New Year, spring, summer, and fall.
I have been there twice to see the Chinese New Year display (2004 and 2010) and saw the Autumn display in 2011. They are all stunning! I'll have to go back and try a different season though
The Bellagio Conservatory is beautifully and elaborately decorated for the Christmas holidays. Christmas 2012 had polar bears made from carnations, a chocolate village circled by a train with a camera (so you can wave to yourself on the screen!), ice skating penguins - so beautiful! Also, very crowded. Try to be patient, as this is worth the hassle!
Hey, I know that it would be a drag walking to the Bellagio from outside since the design is a long semicircular road going to the front and the biggest eye candy of the bellagio is the Water Fountain Show outside, but if you would actually walk inside, you would see that there are attractions inside too like the Bellagio Conservatory. Steve Wynn realized this mistake on too much eye candy outside that is why he made the wynn and encore without outside attractions so you would be forced to enter inside. That is the problem of Casinos like the Bellagio, however, the views inside are also good and the Conservatory is a breath of fresh air in a dessert.
Open 7 days a week, 24 hours.
# Current exhibit:
2011 Fall Harvest Exhibit
# Open to General Public
# Free admission
according to their website:
Admire the essence of every season recreated with exceptionally gorgeous plants, flowers and trees thoughtfully arranged to inspire full splendor. Specially designed lighting spotlights every flower to accentuate its best features. To ensure the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens maintains magnificence 365 days a year, 140 expert horticulturists theatrically arrange gazebos, bridges, ponds, and water features uniquely for each season. Treat yourself to this unrivaled attraction's ever changing personality for the Holidays, Chinese New Year, spring, summer, and fall!
This bell at the Bellagio garden might not be there if you don't head to see it this season. As I have posted before, the Bellagio Gardens are constantly being changed by the management with different decorations depending on the occasion and depending on the season and availability of displays.
But, in the month of August 2011, they brought in this huge bell. Check it out while you are there. Not sure what's the name of it. I am sure, it is one of the historic U.S. collection.
At the center of the Bellagio Garden is a small glass roofed house containing spectacular orchids as pictured here. Oddly, there are no references to this feature either in the hotel literature or the internet and very few passer-bys enter through the narrow stone pathways (image 5) beneath arches of water cascading overhead. One need not be an expert on orchids to appreciate the beauty of these specimens.
The Bellagio Gardens and Conservatory is deservedly one of the most visited attractions on the strip. Occupying 13500 square feet of the hotel lobby, it is filled with up to 1500 potted plants, whimsical figures occasionally made of flowers, fountains and water features, and decorative trees. Many specimen plantings are imported from around the world for this display. Over 100 staff creatively offer five presentations per year - winter, Chinese New Year, spring, summer, and autumn. The ceiling is 50 ft high and glass so that illumination is by natural light ( unlike most hotel garden displays ) and ceiling spotlights highlight the most important specimen plantings.
Our visit coincided with the autumn display - grotesque figures for Halloween, a Vermont covered bridge crossing a pond with autumn color flowers meant to evoke the turning of the leaves, a gigantic Venus flytrap, and a massive faux pumpkin. Spectacular, definitely worth a detour.
The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and entry is free. The area is located just off the lobby of the hotel and has 140 horticulturists working on its displays of flowers, plants, water features, bridges and gazebos.
Displays change throughout the year and the current exhibit is "Chinese New Year" (as of 19 Feb, 2010). It is nice to walk through the area and admire the workmanship of the horticulturists. To view photos of past and present exhibitions go to: "Amenities/Botanical Gardens/View Exhibitions" on the Bellagio website (listed below).
Another part of the Bellagio that I liked was their Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. We visited it in November, so they had their autumn/thanksgiving exhibition.
Upon entering the Conservatory, we were welcomed by this friendly looking scarecrow surrounded by pumpkins and beautiful foliage and plants with autumn colors. A few steps and to the right we found a big trunk tree with a smiley face, and eyes that opened. This tree sort of made me feel a little bit like being in a mixed movie featuring "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Wizard of Oz".
The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are open 24/7, have free admission and usually change theme according to the seasons or special activities going on.
The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are awe-inspiring and very, very beautiful. Each season they are changed out and never repeated. You must walk through the lobby and see for yourself.
This last trip was the summer season. Enjoy the Ferris Wheel and flower animals...so pretty!!! And, we even had birds/parrots in the exhibit.
There is also a Japanese garden at the conservatory. Make sure to check the bamboo collection, too.
There are fudogs in there and lots of sand. There is a restaurant close to it and it is beautifully landscape as most Japanese gardens are.
Each season, the Bellagio Conservatory changes its motiff. When we went to the Bellagio Conservatory this year (March 2009), the hotel has a display of the Spring flowers which consists of a collection of different tulip flowers with different colors and daffodils.
The last time we were there, it was a display of the Easter Season so they had some birds hatching and some easter eggs...
This spring time, they have great flowers to see- they have probably have all the different classes of tulips and daffodils. It was very beautiful inside. Also, they have a Japanese garden. The little fountains are also beautiful where it rainbows to a walk-way...
The butterfly collection is also nice to look at but the butterflies were not flying at all when were were there. The collection of flower bells inside the greenhouse are nice, too.
There is also a beautiful shape of a lady bug which was actually made from red roses flower buds!
There are so many things to look at inside Belagio. Besides the water fountain show Belagio has, the hotel also has this fascinating decoratons inside the hotel like the glass-blown flowers at the ceilings of the hotel. Also, the beautiful decorations inside the hotel which the hotel changes depending on the season. One year that we were there, it was in April so they have decorated the Conservatory with huge birds. There are also water fountains inside the hotel.
The Bellagio Hotel is famous for its Fountain Show. But there are also other things to see at Bellagio Hotel. Besides their shopping stores and art galleries, their garden is also beautiful. Every occasion, the garden changes. The motiff of the garden depends on the season.
Make sure to check it out. You will have fun time taking pictures at the Bellagio gardens.
The Bellagio changes its conservatory display with the seasons.
The 2007 fall harvest them included huge pumpkins and gourds with carvings on the outside, a "stream" of apples, and many other amazing creations.
On another visit, I explored the "moss room" that they had created. There were extra large chairs covered with moss, moss walls, and a misting setup to keep the moss happy. (see the pic)
They often have streams of water that jump over the crowd, and all kinds of clever touches.
This is absolutely beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed it. So many beautiful flowers and plants to see here and the kids will really enjoy the miniature train that ran through the flowering displays. They change everything out according to the season and the holidays. I think the parents enjoyed it.
Open 7 days a week, 24 hours.
Free to the Pubic.