Bellagio’s Harvest Display is a Feast for the Eyes
Bellagio’s Conservatory continues to be one of the best free things to do in Las Vegas, and the resort’s talented horticulturalists and designers have outdone themselves once again with their fall 2019 display.
Let’s dive into the gloriousness.
Bellagio’s harvest display covers a lot of ground and has a distinctly Indian flair. That’s because the fall display was inspired by designer Ed Libby’s travels to India. We’re betting Ed took a metric hell-ton of photos, as did we.
The display boasts a slew of animals including tigers, foxes, peacocks and elephants.
The tigers are 25 feet long, and are made from yellow lentils, red and black cargo rice and caraway seeds. Yes, we are an amateur horticulturalist. Which basically means we have some artificial flowers on our kitchen table. Just play along.
The tigers will be familiar to fans of the Bellagio Conservatory, but many of the elements are brand new.
We can’t forget the two Hanuman deities, or as we refer to them, “creepy monkeys with poor personal grooming.”
The display, named “Indian Summer,” is culturally diverse, including a floating princess with what appears to be a bladder control problem.
There are surprises at every turn, and the entryway is especially gorgeous in this display. The entrance features floral arches 24 feet tall. They arches are rimmed by flames, representing the Indian custom of widows throwing themselves onto funeral pyres as a sign of devotion. Way to bring everyone down, Bellagio Conservatory.
When you visit the Conservatory, make sure to look up.
There you’ll see chandeliers resembling “kalire,” ornaments worn by brides during Indian wedding ceremonies assuming the guy hasn’t screwed things up during his bachelor party. Um, hello, this is still Las Vegas.
The harvest display runs through Nov. 30, 2019, with the wildly popular holiday display running Dec. 7, 2019 to Jan. 4, 2020.
Learn more at the official Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden Web site located on the Internet. Perhaps you’ve heard of it.
We love the Bellagio Conservatory so much, an entire section of our site is devoted to it.
Enjoy more poorly focused images from our recent visit to the Bellagio Conservatory.