Last Updated on November 13, 2022
The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are one of the most beautiful exhibits in Las Vegas – and it’s free! The Bellagio has dedicated an area of their hotel to their ever-changing natural display that morphs into a new magical place with the change of each season.
Bellagio’s Conservatory spans nearly 14,000 square feet of space that have been transformed into a multi-sensory experience, with displays bursting in bright, gorgeous colors, theatrical soundtracks, and interactive elements that will make you “Oooh and Ahhh”, no matter how many times you’ve been.
If you haven’t yet experienced the beauty of the Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Gardens, here’s absolutely everything you need to know to plan your visit.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Seasonal Displays
If you’re wondering, yes, the flowers and plants are real! It takes an incredible amount of planning, not to mention money, to create each beautiful seasonal display. To pull this off, the Bellagio Hotel depends on a team of well over one-hundred horticulturalists, planning experts, designers, and engineers, including famed designer Ed Libby.
Due to the scope and detail of each display, planning begins at least a year in advance. It’s estimated that it costs upwards of a million dollars to create each new display of the season. Each display showcases the natural beauty of thousands of flowers and plants, each impeccably arranged for all the people to see.
Of course, there’s more than just plants and flowers involved in these displays. Some of the most well-loved highlights, and the ones that visitors take countless photos of, are the many fun props that the Bellagio Conservatory weaves into its displays.
From huge hot air balloons to majestic lions and interactive animals, there are always the perfect props to enhance the displays. If you visit repeatedly, as most people familiar with the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens do, you’re sure to see some of these props on repeat since they are stored to be used again for future displays.
No matter what time of year you pay a visit to the Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Gardens in Las Vegas, you’re in for a visual and multi-sensory treat. Here’s a look at the seasonal schedule of displays.
2022-2023 Botanical Gardens Calendar
Lunar New Year: 1/9/23 – 3/4/23
The Chinese New Year display is one of the most popular at the Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Gardens. This exhibit celebrates and welcomes the coming of the new year according to the lunisolar calendar. The celebration banishes the bad from the past and makes room for good fortune and blessings in the future.
To celebrate, the Botanical Garden comes alive with traditional festive imagery. The Chinese New Year display features fancy beds of bright, colorful flower, Koi fish, floating lanterns, animals of the Chinese zodiac, and more.
Spring: 3/11/23 – 5/20/23
Take a walk through the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden between March and May, and there will be no question that spring has arrived.
Hummingbirds, butterflies, hot air balloons, fountains, and a burst of flowers and trees that symbolize spring. The natural light that comes through into the Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Gardens is breathtaking as it shines on each display. Each spring, the Bellagio Conservatory highlights the best of it all. Think along the lines of delicate baby’s breath, interlaced within a bed of spring flowers and beautiful blooming trees. It’s no wonder that the Bellagio Conservatory’s spring display is a favorite of many.
Summer: 5/23/22 – 9/10/22
Summer is one of the best times to visit the Bellagio Conservatory because the seasonal displays are always so unique and unexpected. In 2022, the Bellagio celebrated the season with a exhibit called the Jungle of Dreams. Majestic jungle animals, lush greenery, and exotic florals dominated the scene. Whether you’re looking for a bit of an escape from the sweltering Las Vegas sun, or want something to do before heading out into the city at night, the summer exhibit at the Bellagio Conservatory is a must-see!
Harvest: 9/17/22 -11/12/22
You might see the trees changing to shades of gold, orange, and red on the Las Vegas Strip, but that doesn’t mean fall isn’t in full swing in Sin City. If you want a glimpse of fall in Vegas, you don’t have to look any further than the Bellagio Conservatory starting in September. Enjoy the different autumnal exhibits in the east bed and west bed as you make your way from one end to the next, enjoying the colors, scents, and sounds of fall in Las Vegas.
Holiday: 11/19/22 – 1/1/23
There’s no place in Las Vegas that embodies the spirit of the holiday season quite like the Bellagio Conservatory. From the snowscapes of a winter wonderland to one of the most majestic holiday trees in Las Vegas, taking a tour through the Conservatory is a surefire way to get you into the holiday spirit.
Is Photography Allowed at the Bellagio Conservatory?
With all the beautiful exhibits, your might be wondering if you’re allowed to take photos and videos while you’re there. The answer is yes, photography and video are definitely allowed at the free Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Gardens. Out of courtesy to the other visitors, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.
The first is to not linger in one location, blocking the view for too long. Others are there to enjoy the free display, so don’t stand in one area for an extended period of time. If you want to do any type of special photography that would require more time, it’s best to make arrangements with guest services at the front desk.
Make sure you get some picks of each area but work your way around in a manner that follows the natural flow of traffic. If you start at either the north bed or the south bed, move fluidly from one bed or arrangement to the next.
Bellagio Conservatory Hours
Like much of Las Vegas, the Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Gardens never sleeps. The exhibit is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The exhibit is open every day of the year, with the exception of scheduled dark dates.
November 13th – November 18th, 2022
It takes some magic to create the displays at the Bellagio Conservatory Botanical Gardens, and they don’t just pop up overnight. The talented staff needs some time to get it all looking picture-perfect. To accomplish this, the Bellagio Hotel has set dark dates for the Conservatory. The dark dates heading into the holiday season are November 13th thru November 18th for 2022.
The schedule of dark dates changes from year to year, so you want to check Bellagio’s website for specific dates. especially if you plan to visit during one of the transitional times between seasons.
The current schedule of dark dates for the first part of 2023 is as follows:
- January 2nd – January 8th, 2023
- March 5th – March 10th, 2023
The Bellagio Conservatory is easy to find. Simply enter the hotel lobby and look directly across from the front desk. This is where you will find the fancy main entrance. Once inside, you can enjoy the gardens for free. The conservatory is also the pathway that will lead to a treasured shop called the Giardini Garden Store, along with the restaurant Michael Mina, and the Bellagio Spa.
There’s much to do and enjoy at the Bellagio, including the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. While you’re there, make sure to also enjoy the Bellagio Fountains, the many restaurants, and maybe even try your luck and gamble at the casino. Live your best life at the Bellagio Las Vegas.