Bellagio’s Harvest Display is a Feast for the Eyes

Bellagio’s Conservatory continues to be one of the best free things to do in Las Vegas, and the resort’s talented horticulturalists and designers have outdone themselves once again with their fall 2019 display.

Let’s dive into the gloriousness.

Bellagio Conservatory

The display has about 45,00 flowers. Yes, we counted to be sure because we take photo captions seriously.

Bellagio’s harvest display covers a lot of ground and has a distinctly Indian flair. That’s because the fall display was inspired by designer Ed Libby’s travels to India. We’re betting Ed took a metric hell-ton of photos, as did we.

Bellagio Conservatory

“Ha, ha,” the horticulturalists say to job applicants with a green thumb. “You’re going to need more thumbs.”

The display boasts a slew of animals including tigers, foxes, peacocks and elephants.

Bellagio Conservatory

In Hinduism, elephants are the living incarnation of Gahesha, an elephant-headed deity riding a mouse. Oh, like your religion isn’t a little wacky, too.

The tigers are 25 feet long, and are made from yellow lentils, red and black cargo rice and caraway seeds. Yes, we are an amateur horticulturalist. Which basically means we have some artificial flowers on our kitchen table. Just play along.

Bellagio Conservatory

Hoping Roy Horn doesn’t read blogs.

The tigers will be familiar to fans of the Bellagio Conservatory, but many of the elements are brand new.

We can’t forget the two Hanuman deities, or as we refer to them, “creepy monkeys with poor personal grooming.”

Bellagio Conservatory

Please send any hate mail to the Bellagio Conservatory. We didn’t make creepy monkeys, they did.

The display, named “Indian Summer,” is culturally diverse, including a floating princess with what appears to be a bladder control problem.

Bellagio Conservatory

Lost track. How many international incidents have we caused in this article so far?

There are surprises at every turn, and the entryway is especially gorgeous in this display. The entrance features floral arches 24 feet tall. They arches are rimmed by flames, representing the Indian custom of widows throwing themselves onto funeral pyres as a sign of devotion. Way to bring everyone down, Bellagio Conservatory.

Bellagio Conservatory fall 2019

Yes,  we’re drunk. Get your own blog if you don’t like it.

When you visit the Conservatory, make sure to look up.

There you’ll see chandeliers resembling “kalire,” ornaments worn by brides during Indian wedding ceremonies assuming the guy hasn’t screwed things up during his bachelor party. Um, hello, this is still Las Vegas.

Bellagio Conservatory

This kalire would make a badass jelly fish for the summer display in 2020.

The harvest display runs through Nov. 30, 2019, with the wildly popular holiday display running Dec. 7, 2019 to Jan. 4, 2020.

Learn more at the official Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden Web site located on the Internet. Perhaps you’ve heard of it.

Bellagio Conservatory

Culturally insensitive jokes aside, just straight-up awesome, Bellagio flower wranglers.

We love the Bellagio Conservatory so much, an entire section of our site is devoted to it.

Enjoy more poorly focused images from our recent visit to the Bellagio Conservatory.

Bellagio Conservatory Fall 2019

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3 thoughts on “Bellagio’s Harvest Display is a Feast for the Eyes

  1. M. Praisev

    Will it be hard to leave Vegas after you get named the next Ambassador to the U.N.?

    Stunning flower displays, as always, though. Wonder if the elephants get re-used in a couple years for some sort of springtime / Holi scene.

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