The Conservatory - Bellagio’s Opus

Each season, the enormously talented Horticulture and Engineering teams transform the 14,000-square-foot Botanical Garden into a showcase of inspiring sights, sounds, scents and colors. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter are all featured—along with a special display for Lunar New Year. When the seasons change so do the displays. The talented Conservatory team changes out the design and also replants and repurposes as much of the living plant material as possible, further celebrating Mother Nature and our commitment to sustainability.

Show Dates

Holiday
11/20/21 - 1/1/22

Lunar New Year
1/8/22 - 3/5/22

Dark Dates

1/2/22 - 1/7/22
3/6/22 - 3/11/12

Deeper Into The Woods

Capturing the spirit of the season, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens unwrapped its extravagant holiday display, inviting visitors to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year now through January 1. Decked in holiday-trimmed botanical elements, the Conservatory features a 42-foot-tall fir tree sparkling with thousands of lights, a beautifully snowcapped mountain range, a cozy Swiss chalet and Santa’s large sleigh filled with gifts.

Time stands still when guests set foot into Bellagio’s winter wonderland, with each garden bed representing a holiday tradition or magical moment. Designed by Ed Libby and the Bellagio Horticulture team, this year’s theme is appropriately titled “Holiday Time,” inspired by MGM Resorts International’s recent brand campaign “It’s Time” which entices guests to return to the Las Vegas experiences they know and love.

“Our teams work tirelessly to bring to life wonderful experiences throughout the year that keep guests coming back time and time again,” said Libby. “They’ve outdone themselves again with this year’s theme which offers a glimpse of treasured time-honored holiday traditions while creating memorable moments and whimsical vignettes at every turn.”

Breathtaking & Brilliant

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 MICHAEL MINA Bellagio, a wonderful gourmet seafood restaurant; 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.

The Conservatory season starts with the Lunar 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.

Past Installations

While at Bellagio

Details

Property Map

Location

Located next to the Hotel Lobby

Directions

From Hotel Lobby

When facing the Front Desk, the Conservatory is located directly to your right.

From North Valet & Via Bellagio

Follow the pathway into the casino, as you approach Lily Bar & Lounge, take a left. Continue through the casino until you enter the hotel lobby. The conservatory will be on your right.

Disclaimer

Our Horticulture Team thanks you for not walking through the planted displays. *Dates are subject to change