Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens once again invites guests to experience the season change during their new Autumn display now through November 25.
Envisioned by designer Ed Libby and the Bellagio Horticulture team, the display is inspired by Greek mythology and tells the story of summer’s transition into autumn.
Titled “Falling Asleep” the story begins in the East Garden where visitors will walk through a 25-foot gilded pavilion covered in gold and burgundy foliage. The hand-painted walkway is lined with massive pumpkins and four fountains. The pathway is a glow with sparkling oak leaf chandeliers embellished with crystals and rust-colored foliage.
The West Garden features a sleeping Persephone, daughter of Greek gods Zeus and Demeter. The figure is decorated with 38-foot wings and a dress made from hydrangeas, roses and oak leaves. She rests against a waterfall that flows into a small pond. Watching over Persephone are three 14-foot waterfall fairies. She sits among giant cattails and a 24-foot birch tree with 30 hand-painted leaves.
In the North Garden, two 25-foot tigers watch over the Conservatory. Made from yellow lentils. red and black cargo rice, and caraway seeds, the tigers sit among two floral sculptures made from more than 2,000 vibrant roses. The exotic garden is full of tropical blooming trees, birds of paradise and cattails. There is also a rain curtain that flows over a fallen log.
A family of foxes gather in the South Garden. The mother sleeps in a hollowed log while the daughter watches her father and brother play in a bed of amber flowers and giant acorn topiaries made from 1,700 carnations. The gardens is also home to an impressive 28-foot enchanted talking tree. Two animated peacocks that fluff their feathers and call to each other stand under the tree. During the evening, dragonflies dance above the garden.
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.