Bellagio Conservatory’s Spring Display is Utterly Beautaculous
We love the Bellagio’s Conservatory, and not just because it’s free!
The horticultural wizards at Bellagio consistently deliver eye candy that is supremely “Grammable,” and people from around the world visit to enjoy the hotel’s flights of imagination.
“Flight” is especially relevant with the new spring display, as it features balloons and other things that fly (like hummingbirds and butterflies).
The name of the spring 2022 display is “Flights of Fancy,” and it’s one of our all-time favorite Conservatory displays.
Here’s a quick walk-through that doesn’t do it justice, at all, but we don’t live by society’s rules.
There’s a good reason this seasonal display just sort of lands differently. Bellagio says the spring display features the most variety of plants and flowers ever used in the Conservatory.
In addition to the visuals, the spring display even has a custom scent called “Lavender Woods.” If James Woods ever has a daughter, that would make a great name. Also, it’s very important James Woods never procreate. But we digress.
The Conservatory has four “beds”: East, west, north and south.
The east bed is the “welcome moment” for guests, featuring a bridge of moving clouds and a massive, 34-foot hot air balloon.
The west bed has three hot air balloons, 15-foot-long clouds and several water features.
The north bed is decked out with “all things yellow,” including finches, butterflies, a frog and 16-foot-tall daffodils.
The south bed has a peacock in another balloon, and hummingbirds, along with two 12-foot-tall hummingbird nests.
The south bed has hummingbird nests which don’t really look like actual hummingbird nests, but let’s not get bogged down in details.
A seasonal ritual at the Conservatory is breaking down all the sensory overload into handy trivia you can use to impress friends and drinking buddies.
The “Flights of Fancy” display uses 15,000 roses on the largest balloon. There are 8,700 potted plants and it took 8,000 hours to create the display.
Bellagio’s team includes 80 artists, horticulturalists and engineers. The news release couldn’t say it as directly as we can, but they absolutely kick ass.
The Conservatory at Bellagio is a magical place. It transports guests to a world of whimsy and creativity, but not only that, it’s one of the few places on Earth where throngs of people gather, from all over the world, and are extraordinarily polite to each other.
We never take the Bellagio Conservatory for granted, nor should you! Put this on your Vegas to-do list.
“Flights of Fancy” can be viewed through May 14, 2022. Next up is the summer display, May 21 to Sep. 10; fall’s exhibit is Sep. 17 to Nov. 12; the Christmas display runs from Nov. 19 to Jan. 7, 2023.