It’s time to bask in the newest seasonal display at Bellagio Conservatory!
The Conservatory is all up in the fall at the moment, and even if you’re not currently in Las Vegas, you can still “visit” the attraction through the miracle of the Interwebs.
The fall display isn’t Bellagio’s flashiest, that honor typically goes to the Christmas penguinfest, but it’s impressive and the Conservatory remains one of the best free attractions in Las Vegas along with our blog. Ahem.
In an effort to help you enjoy Bellagio’s autumnal display, we slapped together a short video you can watch with friends and family, assuming your friends and family are really, really bored after binge watching “Las Vegas.” Again.
Strap on your 3-D glasses! The video isn’t 3-D, but you just look awesome in 3-D glasses.
Back to the fall display!
As always, there’s a lot to take in, so figure on two trips through the attraction.
Our first stroll through is always about the big picture, reveling in the overall splendor. Or possibly grandeur. Bellagio has both.
The second pass is about all the details, an opportunity to really appreciate the attention to detail and wizardry of Bellagio’s visionary horticultural team, 97 wizards strong.
The Bellagio Conservatory’s fall 2020 display is called “Into the Woods,” an obvious reference to the actor we all used to know and love.
There’s a charming surprise at every turn, with foxes and dragonflies and fairies, which is possibly an inappropriate term but that’s what they used in the news release so we’re going with it.
The magical forest motif also has giant mushrooms, which we’re definitely not making a joke about because we’re already going to spend the rest of our day dealing with our comments section.
Upon entering the Conservatory’s West Bed, which we didn’t know had a name, guests are welcomed by a family of foxes playing “beneath a magnificent, floral-embellished, hand-hewn tree house with colorful stained-glass dragonfly windows.”
Also, “a symbol of transformation and adaptability, the dragonfly also is featured on the ship’s head of the Botanical Bellagio sailboat which guides the foxes’ water journey through the forest.”
The folks at the Bellagio Conservatory obviously know a little something about mushrooms.
In the North Garden, the aforementioned fairies chill near a tranquil reflecting pond.
“Their woodland fairy house, built completely of botanical ingredients, features a roof constructed of over-sized sunflowers and the same stained-glass windows used in the foxes’ treehouse.”
The main walkway into the Conservatory is a hollow tree with a small fountain inside.
The fountain, naturally, has become a place for guests to throw coins for good luck. And by coins, we mean “coins and slot machine TITO slips.”
No autumn display at Bellagio would feel complete without the 28-foot talking tree, which is definitely not even remotely creepy or possibly emotionally traumatizing to children.
We’re kidding. The talking tree is also possibly emotionally traumatizing to adults as well.
There are also bears and bees on the South Bed.
The bees labor day and night to make honey so the bears can raid their hive and fatten up for a “long winter nap” despite the fact bears have no real appreciation for the fact bees only live three months and they’ve just spent that entire time slaving away to feed these ungrateful, fatass bears.
That wasn’t in the news release, by the way. We’re just winging it so our photos don’t slap together.
As always, the Bellagio provides some awesome stats related to the display.
About 8,730 pounds of pumpkins are used, the largest of which weighs 1,037 pounds.
There are 19 mushrooms in the display, with 59,950 carnations used on them.
The display also features 31 illuminated acorns. It goes without saying Illuminated Acorns would be a great band name. As would Autumnal Resplendence, now that we’ve had a minute to think about it.
We love the Bellagio’s Conservatory, and the fall display is well worth a stop. Again, it’s free, and the Conservatory is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The fall display runs through Nov. 28, 2020. Then, it’s time for the polar bears to return, much to the relief of the honeybees.