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Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Garden - INDEX Summary

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Background: The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio Casino (Fig. 01) is one of the best FREE exhibits in Las Vegas. Only a few steps away from the hotel lobby, the 13,573-square-foot, Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is always in full bloom with it's ever-changing natural display of flora that is arranged in a theatrical theme presentation that changes five times a year. It celebrates each of the four seasons and Chinese New Year. The exhibit space, filled with lush plants, vibrant flowers and towering trees offers a place where visitors are offered a soothing and exciting dance of color that only its staff of 140 expert horticulturists can create.

I try to make it a point to visit this amazing place at least a couple of times a year. Though most of my visits have been during the day, attending at night offers a whole new experience. First of all, every afternoon provides two live 45-minute musical performances at 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 – 6:30 p.m., filling Bellagio’s Conservatory with varieties of jazz and symphonic harps. At night the expertly designed lighting of each display provides a whole new visual dimension. 

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Similar to the 2015 summer exhibit, the current 2016 Summer Exhibit, titled "Unda da sea", invites visitors to enter a magical undersea world, crafted with 80,000 flowers, complete with a sunken ship, treasure chest, coral reef and a whole slew of sea creatures; an underwater world in the middle of the desert. In addition t the 80,000 flowers that will be used during the exhibit, there are 1,500 fresh cut flowers in the mermaid’s tail, more than 600 shrubs, 60 trees and 1,250 fresh-cut flowers in the fisherman’s wharf. The coral reef is 26-feet-tall, 35-feet-long and 20-feet-wide and a shipwreck that is 35-feet-long and nine-feet-wide. There is also a five-foot tall Bellagio Sandcastle. The index list below provides links to my last 12 visits. 


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BELLAGIO'S BOTANICAL GARDEN EXHIBITS

Bellagio's Botanical Garden - 2016 Winter Holiday Exhibit (2016)
Bellagio's Botanical Garden - Year of the Monkey (2016)
Bellagio's Botanical Garden - Summer Celebration (2015)
Bellagio's Botanical Garden - Year of the Goat (2015)

Bellagio's Botanical Garden - Spring Celebration  (2014)
Bellagio's Botanical Garden - Year of the Horse (2014)

Bellagio's Botanical Garden - Summer Garden Party (2013)
Bellagio's Botanical Garden - Spring Celebration (2013)
Bellagio's Botanical Garden - Chinese New Year (2013)
Bellagio's Botanical Garden - Winter Display (2012)
Bellagio's Botanical Garden - Spring Celebration (2012)
Bellagio's Botanical Garden - Fall Display (2012)
Conservatory at Bellagio (2010)
The Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius)
Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)