One of the best freebies in Las Vegas, in my opinion, is to stroll through the wonder of Bellagio Gardens (aka Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden). Whether you are a visitor or a local, Bellagio Gardens is a must.
If you are like my family, “The Strip” is the name of another city inside Las Vegas that you don’t visit often or at all. One of few exceptions is the beautiful Bellagio display that changes with the seasons, spring, summer, fall, winter, and the Chinese New Year. Even from year to year, the displays are never the same. Best of all, it doesn’t cost anything to explore this magnificent masterpiece.
One of our favorite displays to visit is the fall display. It is decorated with living flowers of beautiful fall colors. Yes, all the flowers are real and arranged beautifully. It would be an amazing sight to watch, as the organizers of each display put it up.
How to get to the Bellagio Gardens
Once you enter the Bellagio Las Vegas, follow the signs to the hotel lobby. From there, when you are facing the front desk, the Bellagio Gardens are located to your right.
If you are at the 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.
Watch the magic of building the amazing displays using the Bellaio Gardens’ webcam.
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.
Bellagio Gardens Dates
- Harvest Show runs from September 16 – November 25
- Holiday Show runs from December 1 – January 2
- Chinese New Year 2017 runs from January 7 – March 4
- Spring Celebration runs from March 10 – May 14
Bellagio Gardens Dark Dates
- November 26 – 30
- January 3 – 7
- March 5 – 9
The Harvest Show at Bellagio Gardens
The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens combines horticultural prowess with spectacular design.
- 45,000 Flowers including: 12 varieties of Chrysanthemum, Yellow Durango, Fire Island, Durango, Harvest Bronze, Pont Pele, Pele, Early Autumn Bronze, Regal James Town, Beth Violet, Olivia Orange, Rosy Victoria
- 1,950 Shrubs including: Nandina, Birds Nest Fern, Little Kitten Maiden Grass, Hibiscus, Foxred Curly Sage, Croton Plant, Purple Fountain Grass
- 2,000 Ivy
- 30 Trees including: Magnolia, Liquid Amber, Ficus Natidia, Ficus Rubiganosa, Lagerstoemia Tusarora
Bellagio Conservatory Old Mill
Getting to the Conservatory, at the Bellagio, is relatively easy. You can park in the self-parking garage right next to the South entrance. Then ride the elevator down, never have to enter the casino because the Conservatory is right near the elevators. I always enjoy being able to just go and view the gardens and leave to go home. It is definitely worth the trip down because you can spend a good hour or more viewing the exhibition.
Bellagio Conservatory Fall Display Cornucopia
Of course, while you are there, it would be easy to take the opportunity to explore a couple of the other parts of the Bellagio. Just down the hall from the Conservatory is a chocolate store, featuring an amazing chocolate waterfall with dark, milk, and white chocolate falls. If you are also up for going outside of the Bellagio, you can catch the Bellagio fountains music-themed water show.
If you aren’t up for venturing to the strip, you can also check out the displays through the Bellagio Conservatory camera that is updated every fifteen minutes.