Bellagio’s Arcadia

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.

Japan Journey: Magical Kansai

This exhibit takes guests on a cultural voyage through the Land of the Rising Sun, paying homage to the customs, traditions and landmarks of Japan’s Kansai region. On view through September 12, the summer display, featuring intricate replicas of significant sites in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara.

In celebration of Sanrio’s 60th anniversary and new to this year’s Japanese display is the beloved pop culture icon Hello Kitty adorned in her Bellagio kimono, as she flies a kite. Historically, kites in Japan were used to communicate across long distances and Hello Kitty flies the kite as a symbol of communication and friendship with the Conservatory’s visitors. Standing at 14 feet tall, Hello Kitty is made of 30,000 preserved roses in multiple vibrant colors. To the right of Hello Kitty, a family of Sika deer watch over the Conservatory. Often referred to as the helper of Gods, Sika deer have flourished in Nara Park for over 800 years and are considered one of Japan’s natural treasures.

To ensure the “Magical Kansai” display accurately conveys the historical and cultural significance of each of the featured landmarks, designer Ed Libby and the Bellagio Horticulture team collaborated with Japan-based producer Noriko Minai and her team at Dentsu Live Inc. to bring the vision to life with a combination of colors and flowers. Furthermore, the team consulted officials at Osaka Castle, Namba Yaska Shrine, Nachisan Seiganto-ji and Kumano Nachi Taisha for approval throughout the design process.

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 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.

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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