Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – What You Need to Know
First time at the Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Gardens? Here’s what you need to know. The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is one of the iconic Vegas things to do on the Strip. We visit at least once each time they change their decor, and then again when we have visitors (and we get them a […] The post Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – What You Need to Know appeared first on Local Adventurer » Travel Adventures in Las Vegas + World Wide.
First time at the Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Gardens? Here’s what you need to know.
The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is one of the iconic Vegas things to do on the Strip. We visit at least once each time they change their decor, and then again when we have visitors (and we get them a LOT. For some reason, people love Vegas more than NY, CA, and OR combined).
Since we’ve been taking so many photos and videos of their seasonal displays, we decided to share them all in one place along with our best local tips.
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Last Updated: March 19, 2022
About the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
The Bellagio Conservatory transforms the 14,000-square-foot space into a new imaginary world each season. I’m always impressed by how they keep all these plants alive and beautiful when I struggle with the few I have.
Bellagio has 120 gardeners alone and then you add in the designers, engineers, and electricians, and you have a massive team.
How often does Bellagio Conservatory change?
The Horticulture and Engineering teams work on these massive displays five times a year. They also replant and repurpose the living plant materials as much as possible.
Lunar New Year: January 8 to March 5, 2022
Spring: March 12 to May 14, 2022
Summer: May 21 to September 10, 2022
Fall / Harvest: September 17 to November 12, 2022
Winter / Holiday: November 19, 2022 to January 7, 2023
What are the DARK DAYS at the Bellagio Conservatory?
These are the days they are closed while switching to the new installations.
March 6-11, 2022
May 15-20, 2022
September 11-16, 2022
November 13-18, 2022
The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens are open 24/7 (outside of the dark days).
How much does Bellagio Garden cost? Is Bellagio Conservatory free?
It is free to enter the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
See Related: 25 Free Things to Do in Las Vegas
Where is the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens?
The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is easy to find. The lobby and front desk will be to your left as you go through the main entrance. You’ll pass under the Chihuly glass art sculpture on the ceiling and keep going straight. There will be an opening in front of you marked by a vast 50-foot glass ceiling. That entire area is the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.
Bellagio Hotel & Casino Address:
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109 (map)
What is the current display at the Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Gardens?
March 12 to May 14, 2022
The 2022 Spring installation is called ‘Flight of Fancy.’ It celebrates the beauty and technology of flight, from fanciful hot air balloons to butterflies and hummingbirds. It also features the most variety of plants and flowers ever used in the Conservatory.
By the numbers:
- 15,000 roses used on the East Bed “Floating on Air” balloon
- 8,000 hours to create the spring display
- 1,400 pounds – the yellow daffodil hot air balloon
- 80 artists, horticulturists, and engineers involved to creating the display
- 8 clouds made of baby’s breath and white hydrangeas
- 7 hot air balloons within the display
- 6 Bellagio “B” letters in the display
- 2 giant hummingbirds
- 1 vintage airship
See Related: Our Posts on Botanical Gardens
Lunar New Year Installation
January 8 to March 5, 2022
The 2022 Lunar New Year Installation is called ‘Eye of the Tiger.’ It blends the legends and myths of Asian culture and Western ideology and includes lotus flowers, gold coines, silk lanterns, and a massive Tiger. Bellagio’s horticulture team designed it in collaboration with designer Ed Libby.
By the numbers:
- 8,000 flowers for the peddler and children
- 8,000 pounds is the weight of the bronze tiger
- 5,700 plants throughout the exhibit
- 370 golden coins on the money tree
- 100 bonsai trees
- 40 Koi fish
- 30 feet is the height of the tiger’s tail
- 3 tigers on display
Winter / Holiday Installation
The 2021 winter display is called ‘Holiday Time.’ It features a 42 foot tall Christmas tree from Mount Shasta, California, giant snowflakes, arctic animals, clocks, and more.
By the numbers:
- 13,250 White carnations
- 8,700 Ornaments
- 7,500 Poinsettias
- 7,000 white LED lights
- 2,000 Senecio plants
- 300 shrubs
- 25 silvertip fir trees
- 1 main 42 ft fir tree
See Related: Christmas at the Bellagio
Fall / Harvest Installation
The 2021 Fall / Harvest display is called ‘Deeper Into the Woods.‘
By the numbers:
- 59,950 fresh-cut carnations for the mushrooms
- 8,730 pounds is the total weight of pumpkins
- 2,000 Chester Fern plants
- 1,998 ivy plants
- 44 types of flowers, shrubs, and trees in the display
- 40 illuminated acorns
- 18 floral mushrooms (largest one is 7 feet in diameter)
- 6 friendly foxes
- 5 lively hedgehogs
- 4 playful grizzly bears
- 3 enchanted fairies
The 2021 Summer display is called ‘Eco: A Season of Earthly Awareness.’
By the numbers:
- 27,504 flowers and plants on display
- 1,569 plants from local nurseries
- 845 succulents on display
- 162 Tillandsia air plants
- 39 hanging lanterns in the treehouse
- 30 feet is the height of the treehouse
- 22 feet is the height of Gaia
- 5 tree frogs
Here are the past installations we loved.
Lunar New Year 2021
Winter / Christmas 2020
Chinese New Year 2020
Chinese New Year 2019
Winter / Christmas 2014
This was the very first time I stepped foot inside Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Gardens. I had only brought my long portrait lens, so close-up shots it is!
Tips for First Time Visitors
- The gardens can get quite crowded. The best time to visit is early mornings when most people are still asleep
- Some installations look completetly different during the day (natural light) and night (all lit up).
- The exhibits are big. A wide lens is needed to capture the scale of everything.
- The Giardini Garden Store just around the corner sells unique garden-themed gifts.
- How many gardens are in the Bellagio? There is one conservatory and botanical garden.
- Who owns the Bellagio? The Blackstone Group
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