Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
Across the lobby from the front desk is an opening through which a glass ceiling rises up 50 feet. This is the beautiful conservatory. The ceiling framework and beams are the sculpted green metal of oxidized copper, called verde, set in floral patterns.
The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ pathways lead to the Chihuly Gallery, the first and only shop featuring the work of Seattle artist Dale Chihuly; Giardini Garden Store, a shop displaying garden-oriented gifts, fountains and decorative items for the home; and Jean Philippe Pâtisserie, the first truly European-style pastry shop in Las Vegas.
The Conservatory and Botanical Garden changes with each of the four seasons and Chinese New Year with different trees, different flowers and an entirely different theatrical presentation.
Specialized light fixtures were designed for Bellagio allowing for every flower to be specially lit. Each time the set up is changed, the conservatory has theatrical control over every spot in the area.
A horticulture staff of 140 maintains the Botanical Gardens and the entire grounds of Bellagio. The staff has the ability to achieve seasonal designs by selecting flowers that complement the trees, gazebos, bridges and ponds and can add or remove water features to enhance the seasonal effect.
Chinese New Year features a distinctive pagoda, an 18-foot God of Wealth and a Feng Shui design. Spring brings cherry blossoms, while the summer offers flora equally as fragrant. Orange and yellow, brown and gold are used to match the fall foliage. Following Thanksgiving weekend, the gardens are transformed for the Christmas season. Bellagio’s holiday display is one of extraordinary beauty. The wonderful fragrances and magnificent colors of the seasons take over the entire arrival experience.
Be sure to Bring your camera.
Hours: Open 7 days a week, 24 hours.