Picture Notes: In May of 2009, Connie and I made a trek to the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens inside the Bellagio Casino, one of our favorite places to visit on the Strip. Brilliance abounds inside this breathtaking botanical garden. The attention to detail is astounding. Four times a year, you get to 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 that this marvelous garden maintains its magnificence 365 days a year, a staff of 140 expert horticulturists theatrically arrange gazebos, bridges, ponds, and water features uniquely for each season. This theme for this Spring's exhibit was a Zen garden which featured a walk-thru butterfly house. It was absolutely stunning.