Summer Garden Party at the Bellagio

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Horse running through flowers

The Bellagio Conservatory’s summer 2014 display

Because I wasn’t feeling well during my recent trip to Vegas, I spent a lot less time focused on my hobby of photography than I normally do. In fact, overall, I’m very disappointed with my photos from this trip. But I did manage to snap some good pictures at the Bellagio Conservatory one day. You almost can’t walk away from a visit to the Conservatory without some gorgeous shots. This year’s display is called “Summer Garden Party” and it will be on display through September 7.

Snail and flowers

I often feel a sense of deja vu here. I’m sure I’ve seen all this before.

I’ll admit, while I get a little tired of seeing many of the same elements recycled year after year for the summer display (giant flowers, giant birds, kites, treehouse, aviary with live birds, snails made of flowers, etc.), they always manage to add in a few new surprises each year to mix things up and refresh the look for those of us who are repeat visitors.

This year, I spotted a few things I hadn’t–like this:

Moss hand

Is this supposed to be the Jolly Green Giant?

I can’t be positive, but I don’t remember seeing a koi pond before, either. Not only can you watch the koi from pond-side, but if you walk through the tree, you’ll see webcams filming at koi-eye level as they swim around beneath the water. Cool. (The only thing that worried meĀ  was that people had thrown coins in the pond. I wondered: Is there any danger the koi might accidentally ingest a coin, thinking it’s food? I really hope not.)

Koi

Don’t eat it! It’s not food!

Here are some of my favorite photos from this summer’s display:

Bird

Even this bird looks like he’s going to do some gardening.

Close-up of snail flowers

Close-up of snail flowers

Snail and flower pot

Snail and flower pot

Cleaning feathers

Pardon me while I clean my feathers….

3D Masterpiece

It’s a 3D Masterpiece!

Bird cages

The Bellagio Conservatory has an open door policy, as you can see.

Moss Frog

A rolling stone may gather no moss, but a giant frog does.

2 thoughts on “Summer Garden Party at the Bellagio

  1. Andrew

    Great pictures. Thanks.
    The Bellagio Conservatory is almost always a stop for me when in town and the strip.
    I never regret it.

    Reply

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