Spring Flora and Butterflies are Abloom at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

March 15, 2013 by  

Spring Flora and Butterflies are Abloom at Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Stop to smell the fresh tulips at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens‘ spring display open to the public through May 11. In celebration of the rejuvenating season, the display features a greenhouse inhabited by live butterflies, a life-size windmill and vibrant displays of more than 8,200 flowers. 

Guests will be entranced by the sight of more than 800 live butterflies fluttering inside the 36-foot-long greenhouse located in the East Garden. Around the perimeter of the greenhouse, four live monitors will showcase the metamorphosis of the pupae living inside as they transform into beautiful butterflies. The assortment of butterfly species on display originates from around the world including Costa Rica, the Philippines and Kenya, among other locations.

Windmill in Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Windmill in Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

In the West Garden, a 26-foot-tall windmill, weighing approximately 9,000 pounds, lures visitors into a captivating garden full of fresh tulips, mums and poppies as well as a larger-than-life display of 17-foot-tall tulips. Overhead, 40 oversized glistening-blue raindrops sprinkle spring showers throughout the garden.

Swawn in Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Swawn in Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

The North Garden is a tranquil and serene scene with a mother swan and her two cygnets, made of 5,000 feathers and simulated fur, loafing in the cool pond amidst a bridge and waterfall. The pond is surrounded by a field of luminous tulips and three giant mushrooms. Hung overhead throughout the exhibit are 50 butterflies made from organic materials including green crushed Manzanita leaves, orange carrot flakes, lentils, radishes and rice.

Creating a true spring sanctuary, multiple live musical performances take place throughout the Conservatory each day. Through April 7, the Victorian Gazebo in the South Garden will stage the musical entertainment of a solo jazz guitarist Monday through Thursday, and a harp and flute duo Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. From April 8 through May 11, the harpist will perform solo Monday through Thursday while a guitar duo takes the stage Friday through Sunday. Surrounding the musicians are two oversized daffodils standing 22 feet tall and two floral ladybugs adorned with carnations.

In conjunction with the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s new exhibit “Warhol Out West,” the Conservatory has created a floral interpretation of Andy Warhol’s Diamond Dust Shoes. Located in the Giardini corner, the recreated painting is fitted within a 6-foot-tall elaborately carved frame.

The spring display within Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open daily, 24 hours a day.

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