While renowned for gambling establishments and pure, unadulterated decadance (ah, how we love our Sin City shenanigans), there are a few lovely, and inspiringly serene spots to be found right on the Las Vegas Strip, believe it or not. One of those is nestled away inside of the beautiful Bellagio Hotel and Casino, famed for its spectacular Fountains of Bellagio that so many of you are familiar with from television commercials, if nothing else.
Inspired by the Lake Como resort of Bellagio in Italy, Bellagio is famed for its elegance. The hotel also contains a Conservatory and SPECTACULAR Botanical Gardens…and it’s one of the totally free attractions in the city, leaving more cash in your pockets for the tables – win win!
There are five seasonal themes that the Conservatory undergoes, each and every year: Chinese New Year, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. From January to mid-March, Chinese New Year is celebrated with a display dominated by gorgeous flowers (Bromeliads, Orchids, & Mandarin Oranges, to name a few), as well as the animal of that particular year that the Chinese Zodiac celebrates.
This year’s display featured six large fire-breathing dragons, two entwined in the center of the display; a large pond of beautiful Koi fish, huge pots of burning incense; and six delightful Chinese children statues, adorned in vibrant, floral clothing. A second set of photos will follow in a few days…no more narrative, just enjoy the colors here...Happy Easter!