The Waterfall Atrium and Gardens of The Palazzo Las Vegas Transform Into a Celebration of Carnivale Di Venezia

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The Waterfall Atrium and Gardens of The Palazzo Las Vegas
Transform into a Celebration of Carnivale di Venezia

Two years in the making, this summer installation is the first of its kind at The Palazzo

Carnivale di Venezia

To celebrate the summer months, the floral and horticulture teams at The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas will embark on creating a spectacular floral installation that is the first of its kind at The Palazzo. The new display, which can be seen May 22 through September 1, was inspired by an image of a traditionally-dressed Venetian woman during the celebrations of Carnivale di Venezia, a festival known for its elaborate dresses and decorative masks.


From inception to completion, the project has taken about two years to complete. Hundreds of hours went into design and art direction, with the computer model alone taking three months to build. The focal point of the installations in the Waterfall Atrium and Gardens and in The Palazzo Lobby will be Venetian women topiaries that will stand approximately nine feet tall. The topiaries were created by a 3-D computer, similar to CG models used in movies.


Melding the world of art and mechanics, the bodies of the topiaries were built with aluminum pieces cut using Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and then hand-finished by a sculptor. The dresses of the topiaries will be built entirely by aluminum plates with slots to hold florist foam and the tens of thousands of flowers that will make the Venetian-style dresses.


A team of 20 floral designers, gardeners, and engineers will contribute a total of 1,200 hours toward the installation of the summer floral display. The installation can be seen May 22 through September 1, with the décor and colors changing throughout the summer months:

  • For June, a touch of wedding glamour will be seen throughout the display with shades of white, pinks, peaches, and creams.
  • In July, hot summer nights transform the gardens with jewel tones in hot pinks, purples, and reds.
  • And in August, to finish up the three-month show, the gardens and topiaries will begin to show the transition into autumn with orange, yellows, reds, and browns.



Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 4,028 elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space.  Dynamic live entertainment includes concert headliners at The Venetian Theatre;  ‘80s rock musical “ROCK OF AGES;” Motown favorites from the multi-platinum quartet Human Nature; and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. For more information, visit, @venetianvegas and


The Palazzo Las Vegas takes luxury on the Las Vegas Strip to discerning new heights with more than 3,000 suites including the largest standard suites on The Strip, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment. The all-suite resort features premier restaurants from award-winning chefs including CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Carnevino by Mario Batali, and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Resort highlights include Canyon Ranch SpaClub; Azure luxury pool experience; LAVO restaurant and lounge; the Grand Canal Shoppes, anchored by a flagship Barneys New York; a 105,000-square-foot casino; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. Live entertainment at The Palazzo includes “FRANK – The Man. The Music.,” a must-see theatrical tribute to the life and music of Frank Sinatra. For more information, visit, @palazzovegas and