Leaving Frosty and Walt to watch baseball Ginger whisked me off to the Bellagio.
Each season, the enormously talented horticulturalists and designers who make up the Bellagio Conservatory team transform this 14,000-square-foot garden into a showcase of the distinctive sights and colors of spring, summer, fall and winter and a special display for Chinese New Year.
We enjoyed the Japanese Spring exhibit.
I think the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden is one of the best free attractions in Las Vegas.
This is an absolutely dazzling sensory stimulation.
Not only are the blooming flowers gorgeous to the eye the aroma of their perfume comes in waves.
This display is centered by a radiant garden sculpted female character that is about 26’ in height and about 48’ in length.
Her floral hair is cascading downward edged by lotus blossoms. I will admit that it took a complete walk around for Ginger and I to see what they were trying convey in this display.
She holds a giant pearl in her moss covered hands.
One of the informational signs says that there are over 65,000 flowers.
The maintenance to keep those petals fresh that cover this vase must be a lot of work.
Above the garden are birds covered with seeds.
But of course my favorite is the turtle.
I do love turtles. They have always been one of my favorite animals. I think they were an influence on me. They take their houses everywhere they go and now so do I.
He has such a pretty place to spend his days.
You enter and leave the garden under a canopy of cherry blossoms.
Spring has sprung in all its glory at the Bellagio.
The garden theme continued on in the hotel lobby.
Elegant floral arrangements beneath that world famous Bellagio ceiling.
This awe inspiring glass sculpture on the ceiling is called "Fiori di Como."
The sculpture consists of 2,000 hand-blown glass blossoms that weigh about 40,000 pounds. I have seen this piece of art several times but it is always like a new experience each time.
No wonder this was on Travel and Leisure's list of The World's Coolest Ceilings.
So many thanks to Ginger for such a delightful afternoon.