Since today is the start of the Lunar New Year, I decided the best way to kick off my coverage of last week’s trip to Las Vegas would be to show you the beautiful display at the Bellagio Conservatory.
The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio in Las Vegas features seasonal horticultural exhibits throughout the year. Located just off the main lobby, the Bellagio Conservatory is a relaxing little corner of the hotel filled with natural light and the fragrance of fresh flowers.
Every year, the horticulturalists in charge of the exhibits design a special Chinese New Year display. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, and you’ll definitely find a few (fake) monkeys in this display. The monkey is associated with curiosity, intelligence, wit, and mischievousness. The peaches the monkeys are reaching for represent immortality, longevity and a healthy life.
The running water, the sounds of birds, the ambient music, and the sweet smell of flowers in the conservatory quickly brought me to a state of peace and relaxation. It’s a welcome respite from the noise and chaos of the Las Vegas Strip.
Location: Inside hotel lobby / 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd / Map
Note: A display in honor of the Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year runs every year.