Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden

A real gem: the smallest Botanical Garden that I’m aware of is in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Seasonally it changes, with an additional “show” in winter celebrating the Chinese New Year.  But it’s this recent Summer show that I’m highlighting here: Italy (with a nod to the Amafi Coast and their prolific growth and use of lemons).

Perhaps others knew this, but we had not until we visited the region: lemons grow to the size of grapefruit on this coast of Italy. And the locales use them in everything from cooking and beverages to design and amazing ceramics.

This Bellagio summer show featured a tribute to the architecture of the Amafi coast: narrow one lane roads that weave up cliffside hills amid a artist palate of small vibrant colored homes crowded together.

Roman columns remind one of the rich history of this one-time mega Empire. And swans, made here not of plant parts, but real swan feathers, float in nearby bays and lakes.

Theres a website that has a link for live viewing. It shows the dates of current display shows as well as when the conservatory is shut down: removing one show and setting up for the next one.

And, if you’re in the mood for conversation, the talking tree may be chatty that day.

A trip to Vegas is not needed to enjoy these amazing botanical displays. In addition to that live web cam, there’s this great option as well: You Tube.  Merely type in Bellagio Conservatory in your You Tube browser box, and a myriad of different tours takes you right to the colorful heart of this beautiful botanical garden.  Enjoy!  And as always, …..

Be Well. Do Good.


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