Summer has arrived at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden on the Las Vegas Strip.
Envisioned by renowned designer Ed Libby and the Bellagio horticulture team, the Italian-inspired summer display brings the remarkable island of Capri to the Las Vegas Strip.
The journey begins in the East Garden as guests make their way through two 26-foot stone archways framed by eight Cypress trees. A four-tiered, 8-foot fountain, centrally located between the archways adds a soothing element to the garden while lemon trees emerge from four oversized handcrafted Italian vases.
Passersby will happen upon two lush gardens, resembling an estate near Rome. In the South Garden, an oversized 22-foot, moss-covered fountain overflowing with water pays tribute to The Fontana dell'Ovato located in Villa d’Este, a 16th century residence in Tivoli. Made of lentils, an 8-foot plate depicts the image of an Italian village landscape, illustrating the beauty found throughout the countryside. Nearby in the North Garden, water streams from five lion and monkey sculptures mounted on a foliage-covered wall lined with four lemon topiaries comprised of 1,400 flowers and an intricately majolica-tiled bench.
Surrounded by magnificent vegetation and eight hanging Italian lanterns, onlookers catch their breath at the rugged landscape and cove-studded coastline in the West Garden. Fifty multicolored villas complete with terraces, a 12-foot chiming bell tower and sun-soaked umbrellas create an architectural model representing life on the island of Capri. A 30-foot lemon tree provides shade to blue and white yachts calmly floating by Lovers’ Rock.
Libby brings three decades of experience to Bellagio and his conservatory designs will be on display throughout 2017. Ed Libby & Company Events has created multiple installations for the annual Macy’s Flower Show in Herald Square and majestic floral and crystal compositions for the “Wall Street Concert Series.”
The display will leave guests in awe now through Sept. 9. Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.