The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is one of the attractions at Bellagio, a resort, luxury hotel and casino located at the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, which is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.
The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens fulfills the promise of making Bellagio the most extraordinary hotel in the world with its five-seasonal theme transformations that show an ever-changing display of nature, which is considered as the single most significant component of Bellagio’s design.
Every spring, summer, fall and winter, the Conservatory undergoes a major transformation, showing off what these seasons has to offer.
The change in natural display starts from January until the middle of March in celebration of the Chinese New Year. During these months, the Conservatory is decorated with flowers such as bromeliads and orchids.
The animal of that particular year that the Chinese zodiac celebrates is also on display at the Conservatory.
Then the Conservatory is transformed into a beautiful garden with a butterfly house to show off the beauty of spring, which lasts until the month of May.
When summer comes, Bellagio switches into a patriotic home starting at the Memorial Day weekend.
The all-American summer setting features a large recreation of the Liberty Bell and the display of American flags throughout the Conservatory.
This season is usually very patriotic as it features a lot of red, white and blue, and is dominated by hydrangeas.
From late September until Thanksgiving weekend, guests can see the Conservatory transforms into an Autumn abode with several varieties of chrysanthemum and large pumpkins. After which, the winter holiday theme comes about, dominated by a large Christmas Tree as centerpiece with several varieties of poinsettia, the flower that is commonly associated with the holiday season.
From January until December, you can see colorful displays of fragrant flowers at the Conservatory. In each of this season, the Conservatory’s talented horticulturalists and designers transform the 14,000-square-foot floral playground into a showcase of the distinctive sights and colors that every season offers. But nothing is wasted as majority of the trees, flowers and plants used in each theme are recycled.
Highlighting the whole transformation is the Tour of Italy arrangement, which boasts of a combination of horticultural prowess and spectacular design with 57,000 flowers, 52 trees and 2,000 Ivies on display that takes you back to centuries-old garden paradise.
At the center of the arrangement is a fountain wall inspired by the fountain dell’Ovato at the Villa d’ Este Garden in Tivoli, Italy.
Taking turns in maintaining the botanical garden is a horticulture staff that consists of 120 employees who are dedicated to making Bellagio the most beautiful attraction in this side of Las Vegas. Together, they make their hands full to create a beautiful masterpiece typical of every season.
Bellagio, inspired by the Lake Como town of Bellagio in Italy, is famous for its elegance, big thanks to the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens that contributes a lot to its beautiful transformation.