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Bellagio Botanical Gardens’ Artfully Autumn Display

by Katie Skrzek

Oct 12, 2022

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Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas dazzles family travelers with its Artfully Autumn display. Located at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the display highlights the colors of autumn with sculptural pieces, foliage and pumpkins.

 

The seasonal display was created by designer Ed Libby and Bellagio’s horticulture team. The display pays homage to art and architecture, with nods to Frank Lloyd Wright, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and Louis Comfort Tiffany.

 

“’Artfully Autumn’ is an artistic representation of fall, inspired by art and architecture that reimagines seasonal designs in elegant and creative ways,” said Libby. “It’s been my dream to create a display that is not only visually appealing, but also speaks to works of art that touch the soul. This display achieves all this and more.”

 

Guests are welcomed by a waterfall sculpture in the West Bed, inspired by the Rain Vortex at Singapore Changi Airport. Four cornucopias filled with fruit and gourds surround the waterfall. The water used in the conservatory comes from on-site underground wells using rain and recycled water from the resort, as part of MGM Resort International’s sustainability commitments.

 

Take in rich golden orange and red hues throughout the conservatory. Further setting the mood for the season, a scent of cranberry, orange and cinnamon fills the air.

 

Other highlights of the display include 31 plant species, copper arches, giant dragonfly sculptures, 357 pumpkins and 22,000 plants used throughout the display. The display will be open through Nov. 12. The conservatory is free and open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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