Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – 2018 Japanese Spring Display

Gracefully fashioned in a pool of water sits the newest addition to the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. This radiant garden sculpted female character reaches its peak at 26’ in height and approximately 48’ in length.

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Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens - 2018 Japanese Spring Display
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – 2018 Japanese Spring Display

The outer layer is covered in approximately 5000 square feet of moss and natural materials. These materials are 100 percent recycle Alderwood fiber. The extraordinary water feature portrays a woman rising up from the pond while gazing into a pearl held in the palms of her hands. The sculpted pearl is 12’ in diameter and is fabricated of eps foam and hard coat with an artistic finish to resemble the true pearl. Her hair is cascading downward creating a water curtain that encompasses the perimeter of the back and sides of her head.

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens - 2018 Japanese Spring Display
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – 2018 Japanese Spring Display

DATE & TIMES:

Spring Celebration: March 10 – June 2
Summer: June 9 – September 8
Harvest: September 15 – November 24

DARK DATES:

June 3 – June 8
September 9 – September 14
November 25 – December 1

About Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Each season, the enormously talented horticulturalists and designers who make up the Bellagio Conservatory team transform this 14,000-square-foot floral playground into a showcase of the distinctive sights and colors of spring, summer, fall, and winter—along with a special display for Chinese New Year. When the seasons’ turn and the displays rotate, 90 percent of the trees, flowers, and plants in the conservatory are recycled, to further celebrate our commitment to the earth.

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 verdigris, set in floral patterns.

The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens’ pathways lead to Café Bellagio; MICHAEL MINA Bellagio, a wonderful gourmet seafood restaurant; the Chihuly Gallery, the first 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; Spa & Salon Bellagio; and Via Fiore (“flower way”), the promenade which leads to the Spa Tower.

A horticulture staff of 120 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.

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The Conservatory season starts with Chinese New Year and features traditional designs of the celebration. 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. This ever-changing natural display is the single most significant component of Bellagio’s design, fulfilling the promise of creating the most extraordinary hotel in the world.

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens - 2018 Japanese Spring Display
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – 2018 Japanese Spring Display
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