Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Welcomes the Vibrant Beauty of India with New Autumn Display

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Welcomes the Vibrant Beauty of India
with New Autumn Display

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Garden’s autumn display celebrates the beauty and wondrous culture of India with golden leaves, soothing waterfalls and, for the first time, two 14-foot exotic elephants.

The “Indian Summer” display begins with the discovery of North America and the weather of early fall. When explorers reached land, they mistakenly believed they had reached India. In their writing, they told of the incredible new world they found with its beautiful warm climate and second harvest. They called it “Indian Summer.”

Inspired by designer Ed Libby’s travels to India, this display brings to life India’s culture, folklore and festivities through floral and botanical art. The captivating exhibit is open through November 30 and is a striking departure from previous displays at Bellagio.

“This season we incorporate multiple elements from my recent trips to India that showcase the celebration, pageantry and traditions of this vibrant culture,” said Libby. “We reimagined the usual expectations of the season with colorful additions that celebrate the glamour of fall, adding colors rich in gemstone hues and exploring new themes. We are excited to occasionally break from tradition to offer new experiences for Bellagio’s guests.”

Creating a stunning pathway for visitors at the entrance of the Conservatory are two glittering 24-foot floral arches embellished with rose petals and botanical foliage and ornamented with flames, as fire is considered a purifying and sustaining life force in Indian culture. The gilded arcs lead to a regal mandap, a structure traditionally used for Indian weddings, made from thousands of red, yellow and orange carnations. A bed of colossal pumpkins, ranging in size, and four soothing fountains line the walkway’s edge.

At the center of the display are two majestic 14-foot Asian elephants spouting water from their trunks, with blinking eyes and moving tails, wearing colorful blankets made from 20,000 pink and purple roses. A delicate waterfall fairy dances in front of the pachyderms while two Hanuman deities, a part-human and part-monkey Hindu God known for energy and strength, gather a bountiful harvest in intricate hand-painted, wooden carts. Breathtaking chandeliers resembling Kalire, umbrella-shaped ornaments worn by brides during Indian wedding ceremonies, provide a peaceful glow.

Nearby, two 25-foot tigers made from yellow lentils, red and black cargo rice and caraway seeds keep a watchful eye over the North Garden. A gentle rain curtain pours over a fallen log, providing a perch for one observant tiger, while birds of paradise and cattails offer a hiding place for the other Bengal. Three floral sculptures made from more than 2,000 vibrant roses rest on the edge of the pond.

Delighting guests in the South Garden, a 28-foot enchanted talking tree provides shelter for multiple energetic peacocks that call to each other and fluff their feathers among the branches. At the base of the tree trunk, a family of wily foxes perches on top of a magical carpet and frolics around a blue and gold decorated lamp while a striking array of oversized glistening oak leaves and dragonflies flutter overhead.  

The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is complimentary to the public. To learn more, please visit Bellagio’s newsroom. For high-resolution images, please click here.

Autumn Display by the Numbers

  • 45,000: Total number of flowers on display for the duration of the exhibit
  • 20,000: Total number of preserved roses for each elephant blanket
  • 2,600: Number of roses in each floral sculpture
  • 125: Team members who participate in the display’s assembly
  • 25 feet: Height of Mandap
  • 24 feet: Height of floral arches with flames
  • 14 feet: Height of elephants  
  • 25 feet: Length of tigers
  • 24 feet: Height of talking tree
  • 24 feet: Tropical blooming tree
  • 16 feet: Diameter of floral sculptures 
  • 14 feet: Height of waterfall fairy
  • 12: Number of varieties of chrysanthemums featured in the autumn display
  • 7: Number of floral chandeliers

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Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Captures the Spirit of the Holiday Season With Majestic New Display

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Captures the Spirit of the Holiday Season
With Majestic New Display

Transforming into a glistening winter wonderland, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens unveils its spectacular holiday display featuring picture-perfect botanical creations, a stately 42-foot-tall White Fir tree dripping with bright ornaments and a glamorous ice queen.

Now through January 6, 2019, visitors to the Conservatory will voyage through the arctic with an elegant ice queen as she travels on her horse-drawn carriage to a dramatic castle. Along the way, joyful elves, polar bear guardians and toy soldiers greet the ice queen. The holiday display, titled “Majestic Holiday Magic,” was designed by Ed Libby and the Bellagio Horticulture team, drawing inspiration from royal weddings.

In the center of it all, a magnificent holiday tree sends gazes soaring while musical sounds and seasonal colors evoke the holiday spirit. Decorated with 7,000 warm white lights and 2,500 ornaments, the 42-foot White Fir stands as the Conservatory’s focal point. A whimsical five-car toy train, equipped with a live camera, whirls on its tracks around the base of the tree. Guests will marvel at the glamourous ice queen dressed in a couture-inspired gown made from preserved red and white roses, silver palmetto leaves, fresh hydrangeas and Phalaenopsis orchids. Escorted by guardian polar bears, the queen brings gifts of joy and prosperity to guests from near and far.

Visitors continue their journey in the East Garden making their way through a European-themed carriage decorated with vintage lanterns, stylish draperies and a crystal chandelier. Luxurious red velvet upholstery and gilded embellishments complete the interior while tapioca pearls and other botanical materials cover the exterior. Two 12-foot herald trumpeters mark the entrance to the coach, which is pulled by four 12-foot-tall white horses dressed in their finest regalia. Two pearl-curtained windows present a perfect photo opportunity to capture precious holiday memories.

In the North Garden, the ice queen’s destination is a 28-foot opulent Gothic castle, which is surrounded by a moat and connected with a passageway inspired by New York’s Central Park Gothic Bridge. Standing guard at each corner of the bridge are four animated toy soldiers. Nearby, a pair of playful floral elves wave hello and stand among hundreds of colorful Poinsettias.

In the South Garden guests will find a polar bear family in its new glistening arctic environment, a gift from the queen for their service and loyalty. Tugging on the heartstrings of visitors young and old, two baby polar bears frolic among the icebergs as a third baby pops out of a box. Papa bear with a coat made of thousands of white hydrangeas watches with affection. To complete the seasonal theme, glimmering stars, an illuminated moon and red and green Polonaise tree toppers hang from the Conservatory’s all-glass ceiling, visible from every vantage point.

Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To learn more, please visit Bellagio’s newsroom.

Holiday Display By the Numbers

34,000: Total number of flowers on display for the duration of the exhibit
28,000: Number of Poinsettias
12,000: Number of hydrangeas used to create the papa polar bear
7,000: Number of LED lights found on the holiday tree
2,500: Number of ornaments found on the holiday tree
2,500: Number of white carnations and hydrangeas to create each baby polar bear
1,000: Number of pounds of tapioca pearls found on the carriage
322: Tufts of red velvet with crystal buttons inside the carriage
180: Number of pounds of black lentils coating the fenders on the carriage
125: Team members who participate in the display’s assembly
120: Number of pounds of golden flax seed and brown flax seed covering the wheels
42 feet: Height of the White Fir holiday tree
25: Number of Silver Tip Fir trees
17: Number of hanging glimmering stars
6: Number of polar bears
4: Number of horses
4: Number of toy soldiers
2: Number of elves

 

MGM Resorts International Rings in the Year of the Dog with Celebratory Dances and Vibrant Displays

MGM Resorts International Rings in the Year of the Dog with Celebratory Dances and Vibrant Displays

Throughout Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand

 

MGM Resorts International is celebrating Lunar New Year 2018, the Year of the Dog, with festive dragon and lion dances and spectacular displays.

According to Chinese culture, the dog is the 11th animal in the Chinese Zodiac and is a symbol of fortune and longevity. Individuals born in the Year of the Dog are known to be responsible, loyal, honest and hardworking. They are always ready to help and enjoy putting others needs before their own.

In addition to experiencing traditional Lunar New Year menus throughout several MGM Resorts’ restaurants, guests are invited to celebrate with a series of special events:

Dragon & Lion Dances
Dynamic and colorful dragon and lion dances will commemorate the Year of the Dog at Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand:

  • MGM Grand – Friday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. inside the main lobby with a processional through the casino  
  • Bellagio – Saturday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. at the main porte cochere with a processional through the casino            
  • ARIA – Sunday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the main valet with a processional through the casino   

Yau Kung Moon will perform the Chinese dragon and lion dances at all three resorts, in a traditional Southern Shaolin Kung Fu system with a modern flair. Southern Shaolin Kung Fu is a collection of martial arts with more than 1,000 years of history. Yau Kung Moon, which translates to “Style of Flexible Power,” is one of the world’s most respected martial arts, dragon and lion dance organizations. Known for its trademark gold uniforms and innovative routines, Yau Kung Moon has been recognized internationally for being the first U.S. team to compete in the 1990 Invitational World Lion Dance Festival in Malaysia. 

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens celebrates the Year of the Dog with a festive display envisioned by renowned designer Ed Libby in collaboration with the Bellagio Horticulture team and Feng Shui Master George Yau. The gardens are brought to life by colorful lanterns, thousands of I-Ching coins and a larger-than-life dog as the centerpiece.

Upon entering the Conservatory through the East Garden, visitors will walk through a circular dome draped in thousands of red roses and yellow forsythia. At the garden’s edge, ding pots – ancestral vessels that protect against bad fortune – burn incense from their peaks for good luck.

Capturing visitors’ attention as they walk through the entryway, an 18-foot Siberian Husky stands guard atop a mountain overflowing with I-Ching coins, a traditional Chinese symbol for money. A 16-foot Moon Gate towers over the South Garden, highlighting lush vegetation and a tranquil pond. Across the Conservatory in the North Garden is an 18-foot money tree flourishing with 384 oversized gold-leafed coins on its branches.

The Conservatory is complimentary and open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lunar New Year display is open now through March 3.

ARIA
Beginning Friday, Feb. 9, ARIA’s main lobby will be adorned in celebratory décor to honor the Year of the Dog.

Three Chinese Deities: Fuk, Luk and Sau, will greet guests upon check-in at ARIA’s front desk. The deities personify the important aspirations of mankind: happiness, wealth and longevity. A 196-foot dragon will hang from the lobby’s ceiling, weaving its way around a spectacular money tree made up of 88 golden coins symbolizing wealth and good fortune. Dog sculptures covered in silver and gold leaves will be incorporated into the floral décor.

Throughout the resort, guests also will encounter cherry blossoms, Chinese lanterns and lions.

MGM Grand
On Thursday, Feb. 8, MGM Grand’s main lobby will transform into a Lunar New Year spectacle with a vibrant display featuring the iconic Leo the Lion surrounded by eight panda bears and eye-catching floral décor. Custom filigree arches with Year of the Dog medallions will hang between the lobby’s columns. Upon check-in, guests will be greeted by six panda bears on the banks of the front desk.

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Honors Lunar New Year with Year of the Dog Floral Display

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Honors Lunar New Year with Year of the Dog Floral Display

 

 Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens celebrates the Year of the Dog with a striking new Lunar New Year display open now through March 3. Bringing prosperity and good fortune to visitors, the eye-catching experience features colorful lanterns, thousands of I-Ching coins and flowing fountains, in addition to a larger-than-life dog as the centerpiece.

As guests enter the Conservatory through the East Garden, they walk through a circular dome draped in thousands of red roses, yellow forsythia and white orchids. At the garden’s edge, ding pots – ancestral vessels that protect against bad fortune – burn incense from their peaks for good luck. Four fountains line the dome as a fifth, filled with giant coins, is found at the center of the walkway. Illuminating a soft glow, four Chinese lanterns, embellished with hand-painted metallic designs, guide guests further into the alluring display.

Capturing visitors’ attention as they walk through the entryway, an 18-foot Siberian Husky stands guard atop a mountain overflowing with I-Ching coins, a traditional Chinese symbol for money. The dog, representing loyalty and bravery, watches over two children as they play with lanterns and fireworks, joined by other dogs running and jumping through the West Garden.

Nearby, a 16-foot Moon Gate towers over the South Garden, highlighting lush vegetation and a tranquil pond. Clusters of silk lanterns and firecrackers, believed to ward off evil as they represent happiness, surround the gate. Across the Conservatory in the North Garden is an 18-foot money tree symbolizing good fortune, wealth and nobility. The lucky tree flourishes with 384 oversized gold-leafed coins on its branches. Giant red lanterns brighten the gardens overhead while bodies of water encompass each garden, ensuring a positive flow of energy.

The Year of the Dog display is the result of close collaboration between designer Ed Libby, Bellagio’s horticulture team and Feng Shui Master George Yau. Each Lunar New Year, Master Yau and team create a serene sanctuary guided by the ancient practice of Feng Shui – the art of using surroundings to attract harmony, balance and positive life energy. The 11th animal in the Asian zodiac, also recognized as the most loyal, the dog serves as a symbol of fortune and longevity.

The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is complimentary to the public.

Lunar New Year Display By the Numbers

  • 22,000: Total number of flowers on display for the duration of the exhibit
  • 125: Team members who participate in the display’s assembly
  • 1,700: Number of flowers used to create the children
  • 18: Number of dogs
  • 18 feet: Height of money tree
  • 18 feet: Height of main dog 
  • 18 feet: Height of circular dome in East Bed
  • 13: Number of hanging Chinese Lanterns
  • 2: Number of Cherry Blossom Trees

 

Experience the Richness of Autumn Inside Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Harvest Display

Experience the Richness of Autumn Inside Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Harvest Display 

 

Embracing the vibrant sights of the season, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests to wander through enchanting landscapes featuring exotic peacocks and mystical creatures in its new autumn display, open now through November 25.

Envisioned by renowned designer Ed Libby and the Bellagio Horticulture team, the Conservatory’s exhibit encompasses the essence of fall with thousands of flowers rich in hues of umber, sienna and amber. The dazzling display includes subtle nods to Libby’s travels to India, seen prominently in the use of stunning, flower-encrusted peacocks. Symbolizing strength, beauty and renewal, male peacocks molt their tails at the end of each summer, similar to the way trees lose their leaves in autumn each year.


Surrounded by magnificent vegetation, the journey begins in the East Garden as guests walk through a 25-foot circular dome draped in gold and burgundy vines, decorative tassels and elaborate yellow leaves. Four ornate chandeliers, embellished with crystals and rust-colored foliage, illuminate a soft glow over the pathway, guiding guests to the centerpiece of the harvest season display.

Capturing guests’ attention as they walk through the entryway, two striking 19-foot peacocks rest among two 24-foot massive trees within the West Garden. Consisting of over 14,000 chestnut, marigold and blue-colored preserved roses, the exotic birds’ 24-foot-long tails cascade around a waterfall nestled between the birds as a striking array of translucent leaves float high above.

In addition to the stunning new additions, several classic pieces return to the installation. In the South Garden, a 28-foot enchanted talking tree and three lively scarecrows welcome guests to the Conservatory. Steps away in the North Garden, three mythical creatures beckon guests closer to the garden, featuring a fountain overtaken by fog and surrounded by two topiary acorns made from 1,700 flowers.


Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 
Harvest Display By the Numbers
  • 45,000: Total number of flowers on display for the duration of the exhibit
  • 14,000: Number of preserved roses creating the peacocks’ tails
  • 1,700: Number of flowers used to make the acorn topiaries
  • 1,200: Number of flowers used to create the pumpkin topiaries
  • 1,200: Weight (in pounds) of the largest pumpkin used in the harvest display
  • 300: Number of silk weeping willow branches hanging from the North Bed oak tree
  • 100: Team members who participate in the display’s assembly
  • 12: Number of varieties of Chrysanthemums featured in the harvest display
  • 11: Number of water-emitting devices creating fountains in the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
  • 4: Number of draped crystal chandeliers

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Celebrates Summer with First Italian-Inspired Display

Ciao, Capri! Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Celebrates Summer With its First Italian-Inspired Display

Abounding with lemons and Cypress tress, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens transforms into the picturesque island of Capri, Italy this summer. On view now through September 9, the Italian-inspired display takes visitors on a delightful journey through scenic grounds rich in botanical wonder, calming water features and vibrant colored villas, reminiscent of the charming island.

Envisioned by renowned designer Ed Libby and the Bellagio Horticulture team, the summer installation pays homage to well-known gardens throughout Italy and surprises visitors with a replica of the island of Capri, located in the Bay of Naples.

The journey begins in the East Garden as guests make their way through two 26-foot stone archways framed by eight Cypress trees. A four-tiered, 8-foot fountain, centrally located between the archways adds a soothing element to the garden while lemon trees emerge from four oversized handcrafted Italian vases.

Passersby will happen upon two lush gardens, resembling an estate near Rome. In the South Garden, an oversized 22-foot, moss-covered fountain overflowing with water pays tribute to The Fontana dell’Ovato located in Villa d’Este, a 16th century residence in Tivoli. Made of lentils, an 8-foot plate depicts the image of an Italian village landscape, illustrating the beauty found throughout the countryside. Nearby in the North Garden, water streams from five lion and monkey sculptures mounted on a foliage-covered wall lined with four lemon topiaries comprised of 1,400 flowers and an intricately majolica-tiled bench.

Surrounded by magnificent vegetation and eight hanging Italian lanterns, onlookers catch their breath at the rugged landscape and cove-studded coastline in the West Garden. Fifty multicolored villas complete with terraces, a 12-foot chiming bell tower and sun-soaked umbrellas create an architectural model representing life on the island of Capri. A 30-foot lemon tree provides shade to blue and white yachts calmly floating by Lovers’ Rock.

Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Summer Display Fast Facts:
Display dates: Now – September 9
Total flowers on display for the duration of the exhibit: 57,000

Stone Archway
Height: 26 feet
Length: 16 feet

Four-tiered Fountain
Height: 8 feet

Village Landscape Plate
Diameter: 8 feet

Italian Lanterns
Height: 6 feet
Width: 4 feet

Lemon Tree
Height: 30 feet

Lemon Topiaries
Length: 5 feet
Flowers: 1,400

Bell Tower
Height: 12 feet

Moon & Sun
Height: 16 feet
Width: 16 feet

Majolica-tiled Bench
Length: 8 feet

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Brings Pumpkins and Colorful Foliage to the Desert

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Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Brings Pumpkins, Scarecrows and Colorful Foliage to the Desert With Its Autumn Display
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens welcomes the arrival of fall with auburn leaves, lively scarecrows, a talking tree and gigantic pumpkins. Now through November 25, the captivating display takes guests on a journey through wine country during harvest.
Upon entering, visitors will stroll through two 14-foot archways engulfed in golden and emerald foliage. A cobblestone pathway guides guests to a rustic retreat complete with a Vintage Chateau set amongst harvesting grapes. Dark green vines and 14 individual grape clusters gather above and around the ceiling of the 42-foot stone estate, while water cascades from a leaf fountain into the pond below. 
Extravagant vintage timbers invaded by wild mushrooms, overgrown vines and grape clusters connect three of the gardens. Nearby, three playful scarecrows, a 28-foot talking tree and a hard-working father and son grizzly duo charm bystanders both day and night. Pumpkins, gourds, wine barrels and dandelions are scattered throughout each bed as onlookers wander through the display.
Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is complimentary to the public.
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Fall Display Fast Facts:
Display dates: Now – November 25
Total flowers on display for duration of the exhibit: 45,000
Vintage Chateau
Height: 42 feet
Length: 14 feet
Width: 14 feet
Gallons: 40
Talking Tree
Height: 28 feet
Length: 25 feet
Diameter: 6-8 feet
Archways
Height: 14 feet
Width: 4 feet
Pumpkins
1,025 Roses
125 Hypericums
800 Orange Fancy Carnations
Height: 6 feet
Diameter: 12 feet
LED Dandelions
Height: 14-18 feet
Vintage Timbers
Height: 16 feet
Basket of Pumpkins
Height: 12 feet
Length: 18 feet
Width: 12 feet
Grape Cluster
850 Carnations
Papa & Baby Bear 
Body: Reindeer moss
Vest: 100 stems of preserved hydrangeas
Acorns
1,700 Carnations
Height: 5 feet
Diameter: 3-4 feet

 

Bellagio Celebrates the Season with Holiday Tree Lighting at the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Bellagio Celebrates the Season with Holiday Tree Lighting at the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens kicked off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 4. President and COO of Bellagio, Randy Morton along with General Manager, Olivia Brown and special guests, led the countdown to light the 42-foot White Fir holiday tree adorned with 7,000 twinkling white lights and 2,500 colorful ornaments. Green Valley High School’s award-winning choir began the ceremony with classic holiday tunes. On view now through January, 3 the Conservatory’s holiday display is complimentary and open to public seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

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MGM Resorts’ 2013 Volunteer of the Year, Debra Custer-Newton; Marine Sergeant Kyle Abreu; President and COO of Bellagio, Randy Morton; General Manager of Bellagio, Olivia Brown; Bellagio’s Assistant Chef Gerald Harrington and family; MGM Resorts’ Executive Director of Event Design, King Dahl; Bellagio’s 2014 Employee of the Year, Rose Levi at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 4.

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Boasts a Picturesque Display Honoring Chinese New Year

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Boasts a Picturesque Display Honoring Chinese New Year

Vivid Display Heralds the Year of the Yang

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Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests to celebrate Chinese New Year with a captivating display commemorating the Year of the Yang, now through March 15. Brought to life by 22,000 flowers in vibrant hues of red and gold, the display features an assortment of silk-lantern chandeliers and unique Asian vignettes that incorporate elements of Chinese design.

In Chinese and other Asian cultures, the upcoming new year is the celebration of the Year of the Yang which simultaneously honors the Goat, Sheep and Ram. Paying homage to the different forms of the Yang, the Conservatory will recognize the Goat while the Ram will be honored elsewhere around the resort.

To honor the Goat, the centerpiece of the Conservatory is a 14-foot-tall grassy mountain. A family of five animated goats stands proudly on the mountaintop, turning their heads to observe the gardens below. An Asian home with jade doorknobs peeks out from the mountainside into which it is built. Nearby, water cascades off the mountain into a pond surrounded by citrus trees, bromeliads and cyclamen. Bringing luck to the Conservatory’s visitors, the West Garden’s front fence is lined with I-Ching coins while a pair of oversized pots topped with incense diffusers are positioned around the mountainside.

In the East Garden, a 12-foot-tall lantern sits atop a pond that holds 21,000 gallons of water, live Koi fish and four bonsai trees perched atop pedestals. Additional illuminated lanterns sit in the corners of the garden, casting a soft red glow on the yellow chrysanthemums and red bromeliads below.

Beneath a moongate wall in the South Garden, three Chinese children, with clothes adorned with 1,000 hand-cut flowers each, dance around a pond surrounded by bamboo and trees brimming with lanterns. Every evening from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., the Las Vegas-based Beijing Trio performs traditional folk and pop music with authentic Chinese instruments.

A Chinese pavilion serves as the focal point of the North Bed where three Chinese children play at the end of a brick bridge that connects the pavilion to the lush garden of overflowing bromeliads, red cyclamen and chrysanthemums.

The Chinese New Year exhibit is complimentary and open to the public seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Chinese New Year Exhibit Fast Facts:
Display dates:
Now through March 15

Total flowers on display:
22,000
5,000 stem-cut flowers were used for the Chinese children

Total trees and shrubs on display:
660

Hanging Chinese Lantern Chandeliers
Diameter – 10-12 feet
Height – 10-12 feet

Chinese Lantern (Center of Pond)
Height – 12 feet
Width – 8 feet

Goat Mountain
Height – 14 feet
Length – 35 feet
Width – 20 feet

Koi Pond
21,000 gallons of water

Tesorini Opens New Expanded Location at Bellagio

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Address:
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3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone:
(702) 693-7924

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Tesorini Opens New Expanded Location at Bellagio

The newly expanded and redesigned Tesorini is now open at Bellagio, located adjacent to Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. A crown jewel in its own right, Tesorini is a dramatic showcase for collections of luxurious brands renowned for their quality and timeless style. A new concept in retail design for MGM Resorts International, the luxury boutique features stores-within-a-store for five luxury brands including Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Breitling and Officine Panerai.  Tesorini also features other fine jewelry and watches.

 

Hours of operation are Sunday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – midnight.

Most Wonderful Time of Year Arrives at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Most Wonderful Time of Year Arrives at
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Winter Display Captures the Spirit of the Holiday Season

The weather outside may be frightful, but the holiday display at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is certainly delightful. On view through January 3, 2015, guests can discover a breathtaking winter wonderland complemented by seasonal favorites, thousands of twinkling lights, 28,000 poinsettias and a 42-foot tall holiday tree.

“Bellagio’s winter display is a must-see in Las Vegas during the holiday season.” said Randy Morton, president and COO of Bellagio. “We look forward to sharing this one-of-a-kind Las Vegas experience with guests from around the world and are excited to spread holiday cheer within this spectacular setting.”

The majestic holiday tree, decorated with 7,000 warm white LED lights and 2,500 ornaments, stands as the Conservatory’s focal point. Below, a model locomotive runs past four chocolate houses and through two chocolate stations, both created by Bellagio’s pastry team. Two 12-foot-tall animated snow globes placed on each side of the tree, showcase classic winter scenes. In one globe, ice skaters glide across an ice pond while carolers sing at the base of a spinning holiday tree in the other.

At the Conservatory’s entrance, oversized ornaments and four 18-foot-tall LED white holiday trees covered in faux snow create a sparkling path toward a walk-through snow globe – a perfect opportunity for guests to share special holiday moments and capture lifelong memories.

Nearby, a mother polar bear adorned with 12,000 white carnations keeps a watchful eye on her three cubs as they slip and slide across icebergs floating in a winter pond. Like mother bear, the cubs are each adorned with 5,000 white carnations. Coca-Cola and Bellagio encourage guests to share their favorite photo of the Coca-Cola polar bear at the Conservatory on social media using #BellagioHoliday and #MakeSomeoneHappy; Coca-Cola will donate $1 to Toys for Tots for every picture uploaded throughout the season, up to $50,000.

Across the Conservatory, animated penguins can be found building igloos and frolicking with one another near a stage for live holiday performances, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. nightly. Glimmering millennium stars ranging from 12 to 18 feet hang from above, illuminating the garden with a soft glow.

The Conservatory is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day.

Located adjacent to the Conservatory, Jean Philippe Pâtisserie continues its sweet holiday traditions. An impressive five-foot-tall chocolate Santa Claus, hand-carved from 230 pounds of dark chocolate and 50 pounds of fondant, sits in his favorite chair.

A winter wonderland would not be complete without the seasonal sounds of Las Vegas’ most iconic attraction. The Fountains of Bellagio feature special performances of classic holiday tunes such as Hallelujah Chorus, O Holy Night and Santa Baby throughout the season. The Fountains are complimentary with performances beginning at 3 p.m. Monday – Friday; noon on Saturdays and holidays; and 11 a.m. on Sundays.

 

2014 Conservatory Holiday Show - Holiday Tree

Conservatory Holiday Show 2014

2014 Holiday Show Fast Facts:

Display Dates: Through Jan. 3, 2015
Total flowers on display for duration of the exhibit: 34,000
Total shrubs on display: 750
Total trees on display: 25

Main Holiday Tree
Height: 42 feet
Diameter: 18 feet
Weight: 6,800 pounds
Number of lights: 7,000
Number of ornaments: 2,500

Snow Globes
Height: 12 feet
Diameter: 8 feet

Walkthrough Snow Globe
Height: 13 feet
Width: 12 feet

White LED Holiday Trees
Height: 18 feet
Diameter: 12 feet

Harvest Display Brings Crisp, Autumn Air to Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Harvest Display Brings Crisp, Autumn Air to Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens welcomes the arrival of fall with scenery, scents and sounds that celebrate the crisp season. On display through November 30, the harvest show features fall favorites including pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, oversized orange-yellow leaves as well as more than 51,000 seasonal flowers.

The centerpiece of the harvest display, a 40-foot-tall watermill creates a soothing environment as it pumps water into the pond below. Nearby, a 10-foot-tall papa bear and 6-foot-tall baby bear frolic in a pumpkin patch alongside two oversized floral apples, each made with more than 1,200 red carnations. Each bear’s “fur” is coated in reindeer moss while colorful hydrangeas and yarrow adorn their vests.

Creating a stunning pathway and photo opportunity for guests at the entrance of the Conservatory, two glittering pergolas are complemented by twinkling birch trees and water arches illuminated with fall colors.

In the North Garden, a 28-foot-tall enchanted talking tree welcomes guests to the Conservatory. Decorated with autumn leaves and oversized acorns, the tree’s branches and roots provide a home for a few playful animated squirrels. An elegant trough with colorful dancing water and flowers sits amongst the roots as two horses, comprised of floral hydrangeas, yarrow and dune grass, rest nearby.

Guests will encounter a 12-foot-tall harvest basket abundant with seasonal delights along with pumpkins ranging in size from 450 to 1,200 pounds in the South Garden. Two mystical wooden forest creatures stand guard over the basket, tending to the pumpkin harvest that spills out to the garden. Nearby another mythical figure, standing 10 feet tall, beckons guests closer to the gathering.

Two live 45-minute musical performances take place daily from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 – 6:30 p.m., filling Bellagio’s Conservatory with sounds of violins, harps and flutes. Guests will enjoy a violin solo Sunday through Thursday and a flute and harp duo Fridays and Saturdays.

In conjunction with the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s exhibit “Painting Women,” the Conservatory has created a floral interpretation of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Red Tree, Yellow Sky using 1,200 mixed cut flowers. Located in the Giardini corner, the recreated painting is fitted within a 6-foot-tall elaborately carved frame.

On view through November 30, the harvest display at Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is complimentary to the public.

2014 Harvest Show Fast Facts:

Display Dates: Through Nov. 30
Total flowers on display per week: 8,100
Total flowers on display for duration of the exhibit: 51,000
Total shrubs on display: 850
Total trees on display: 27

Watermill
Height: 40 feet
Width: 33 feet

Papa Bear
Height: 10 feet

Baby Bear
Height: 6 feet

Harvest Basket
Height: 12 feet
Length: 12 feet
Width: 12 feet

Mythical Creature
Height: 10 feet
Width: 5 feet

Talking Tree
Height: 28 feet
Width: 20 feet

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Fall into Autumn at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

FALL INTO AUTUMN
AT BELLAGIO’S CONSERVATORY & BOTANICAL GARDENS

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With outdoor temperatures cooling off, foliage across the country taking on majestic tones and the holidays just around the corner, autumn is the favorite season of the year for many. Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests to experience the season’s splendor with vibrant shades of fall, comforting aromas and angelic sounds from live musicians now through Nov. 29.

Fall flourishes throughout the Gardens with more than 8,500 chrysanthemums in 10 color variations bedded among ivy, bird’s-nest fern, plum and magnolia trees. A symbol of the autumn harvest, the Conservatory boasts up to 2,500 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes with the largest weighing up to 1,200 pounds. Hand-sculpted maple, chestnut, birch and oak leaves along with oversized pinecones hang overhead.

A 40-foot-tall red wood cider mill takes center stage in the autumn display, churning water into a tranquil pond below. Nearby, an idle rowboat docks by a 20-foot-tall enchanted talking tree that welcomes (and sometimes surprises) its visitors. In the North Garden, a larger-than-life cornucopia made of tightly woven willow branches overflows with pumpkins, gourds and exotic fruit, creating an impeccable autumn tableau. Steps away, a mythical display awaits as a gigantic troll-like creature with a mysterious face and wild botanical “hair” rests beneath a majestic tree.

Inspired by the beautiful scenery of the East Coast, a covered bridge entangled in live vines, bark and Spanish moss makes its home in the East Garden. Nearby, a 25-foot-tall “fantasy” tree made of 450,000 feet of twisted willow branches soars to the sky as delightful harp, violin and cello players perform nightly from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. atop a bark-covered stage below. A traditional 16-foot scarecrow encircled by ears of corn and a 1870s Newton grain wagon complete this fall fantasy.

In conjunction with the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s exhibit “Warhol Out West,” the Conservatory has created a floral interpretation of Warhol’s iconic “Dollar Sign.” Located in the Giardini corner, the recreated painting is fitted within a 6-foot-tall elaborately carved frame.

On view through November 29, the autumn display within Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

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Spring Flora and Butterflies are Abloom at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Spring Flora and Butterflies are Abloom

at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Stop to smell the fresh tulips at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens spring display open to the public through May 11. In celebration of the rejuvenating season, the display features a greenhouse inhabited by live butterflies, a life-size windmill and vibrant displays of more than 8,200 flowers.

Guests will be entranced by the sight of more than 800 live butterflies fluttering inside the 36-foot-long greenhouse located in the East Garden. Around the perimeter of the greenhouse, four live monitors will showcase the metamorphosis of the pupae living inside as they transform into beautiful butterflies. The assortment of butterfly species on display originates from around the world including Costa Rica, the Philippines and Kenya, among other locations.

In the West Garden, a 26-foot-tall windmill, weighing approximately 9,000 pounds, lures visitors into a captivating garden full of fresh tulips, mums and poppies as well as a larger-than-life display of 17-foot-tall tulips. Overhead, 40 oversized glistening-blue raindrops sprinkle spring showers throughout the garden.

The North Garden is a tranquil and serene scene with a mother swan and her two cygnets, made of 5,000 feathers and simulated fur, loafing in the cool pond amidst a bridge and waterfall. The pond is surrounded by a field of luminous tulips and three giant mushrooms. Hung overhead throughout the exhibit are 50 butterflies made from organic materials including green crushed Manzanita leaves, orange carrot flakes, lentils, radishes and rice.

Creating a true spring sanctuary, multiple live musical performances take place throughout the Conservatory each day. Through April 7, the Victorian Gazebo in the South Garden will stage the musical entertainment of a solo jazz guitarist Monday through Thursday, and a harp and flute duo Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. From April 8 through May 11, the harpist will perform solo Monday through Thursday while a guitar duo takes the stage Friday through Sunday. Surrounding the musicians are two oversized daffodils standing 22 feet tall and two floral ladybugs adorned with carnations.

In conjunction with the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s new exhibit “Warhol Out West,” the Conservatory has created a floral interpretation of Andy Warhol’s Diamond Dust Shoes. Located in the Giardini corner, the recreated painting is fitted within a 6-foot-tall elaborately carved frame.

The spring display within Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open daily, 24 hours a day.

Spring Display Facts

Display dates: Through May 11

Total flowers on display per week: 8,283

Total flowers on display for duration of the exhibit: 82,830

Total shrubs on display: 805

Windmill:

Height: 26 feet

Height with blades: 36 feet

Weight: 9,000 pounds

Greenhouse:

Height: 13 feet

Length: 36 feet

Width: 14 feet

Oversized tulips:

Height: 17 feet

Width: 15 feet

Oversized daffodils:

Height: 22 feet

Picture Frame:

Height: 6 feet

Width: 8 feet

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Light Up the Holiday Season on Nov. 30 at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Garden

Light up the Holiday Season on November 30 at
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

WHAT: Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens will unveil its winter display and kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 30 as 13,500 white LED lights illuminate a 45-foot Shasta Fir decorated with more than 2,500 ornaments.

Rich in nostalgia and tradition, the Conservatory will transform into a magical winter wonderland featuring oversized toy soldiers, a floral holiday card and an ensemble of faux baby penguins frolicking around an ice pond. A playful family trio of topiary polar bears will be adorned with “fur” coats made of more than 35,000 hand-applied white carnations as the baby bear floats on a frozen pond. Another first for the display, a gingerbread village will be specially created by Bellagio’s renowned pastry team as motorized trains whirl throughout the meticulously crafted villages.

Blending the beautiful holiday sights with delightful seasonal sounds, harpists will fill the Conservatory nightly from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. New to the exhibit this year, carolers will stroll the Conservatory performing holiday classics from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the week leading up to December 25.

On view from November 30 through January 5, the holiday exhibit within the Conservatory is complimentary and open to the public seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

WHEN:          Friday, Nov. 30
                        4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:       Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
                        3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South

 

WHO:
Randy Morton, President & COO, Bellagio
Andres Garcia, Executive Director of Horticulture, Bellagio
Sylvain Bortolini, Executive Pastry Chef, Bellagio

Dance into Spring with Joy and Splendor at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Dance Into Spring with Joy and Splendor
at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

“Dutch Village” features Daily Live Musical Performances,
Windmill and Carousel on Display through May 13

Spring has sprung at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, now open to the public through May 13. This year’s show debuts the enchanting musical sounds of the harp and violin, a rotating windmill and a floral exhibition showcasing tulips, azaleas, hibiscus and lilies. A carousel, waterfall and ceiling-hung hand-painted parasols invite the spirit of spring with open arms.

For the first time during the Conservatory’s spring display, guests can enjoy live musical performances 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily, from the Victorian Gazebo in the South Garden. The sounds of the harp and violin transport guests to a serene village through compositions and arrangements inspired by European musical masters like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Chopin.

Steps away and making its debut at Bellagio, a 26-foot-tall windmill, weighing approximately 9,000 pounds, lures visitors into a captivating garden surrounded by magnolia, weeping willow, bottle and plum trees. A stunning mother swan and her cygnets, made of 5,000 feathers and simulated fur, frolic in the cool water beneath a 24-foot-long stone bridge.

Near the entrance to the Conservatory, a colorful 11-foot-tall carousel, weighing 5,600 pounds, is accented with shades of emerald, plum, ginger and ruby and surrounded by large daffodils. Bumble bees made of preserved sunflowers and mums buzz about the daffodils while four custom-painted sets of over-sized traditional Dutch clogs complete the springtime ambiance.

In conjunction with the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s new exhibit “Claude Monet: Impressions of Light,” the Conservatory has created a floral interpretation of Claude Monet’s Fisherman’s Cottage on the Cliffs at Varengeville (1879). Located in the Giardini corner, the recreated painting is fitted within a 6-foot tall elaborately carved frame.

Also new to the spring display is the high-definition streaming Earthcam, allowing guests to experience the Conservatory from anywhere in the world. Perched above the Botanical Gardens, the Earthcam provides a live look at each seasonal transformation and transports guests to the beauty of Bellagio, around the clock, all year long.

The spring exhibit within Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open daily, 24 hours a day.

Spring Display Facts
Display dates: through May 13
Total flowers on display per week: 8,283
Total flowers on display for duration of the exhibit: 82,830

 

Windmill:
            Height:                         26 feet
            Height w/ blades:         36 feet
Weight:                        9,000 pounds

 

Carousel:
            Height:                         11 feet
            Width:                          18 feet
            Weight:                        5,600 pounds

 

Picture Frame:
Height:                         6 feet
Width:                          8 feet