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Bellagio opens Japanese garden

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Posted at 9:26 PM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-26 00:26:58-04
Now through May 14, the Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is celebrating Spring with a traditional Japanese display.
 
The garden features blooming cherry blossoms and peaceful waterfalls among historic Japanese architecture.
 
Guests will be able to explore a symbolic bamboo tea house in the East Garden, which honors Japan's cultural tea tradition that dates back to the ninth century. Inside the house sits the Senbazuro Nest, a hand-crafted wreath made from 1,000 Origami cranes.
 
The West Garden contains two bamboo structured Tsukubai waterfalls, which outline a path through a 30-foot dogwood tree covered with bright fuchsia leaves. Live canaries live among fresh tulips and chrysanthemums, while 75 Koi fish inhabit a serene pond nearby.
 
In the North Garden stands an 18-foot-tall cherry blossom tree next to a seven-foot turtle made from 850 fresh cut roses. On the opposite end of the display, a golden Japanese Temple rests beneath a whimsical hanging garden of cherry blossom vines. A six-foot topiary crane sits across from the temple, made from 2,600 carnations and ostrich feathers.
 
Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.