Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bellagio Gardens

Despite the fact that everything costs more in Vegas, there are a few remnants of free. You can watch the Bellagio fountains without paying (for anything but the trip itself.) You can watch the Mirage volcano and TI's pirate show for free. You can see the lion exhibit at MGM grand for free.

One of the prettiest freebies has got to be the gardens at the Bellagio. Many people never make it past the Dale Chihuly glass flower ceiling in the lobby, (and rightly so), but if they just pass through the lobby, they'll get a nice surprise. The Bellagio gardens change with the season. I've seen them at Halloween (Harvest), Chinese New Year, with the U.S. monuments theme and now with the spring theme.

This year it was ladybugs and snails made of flowers, and an enclosed butterfly garden. I've put together a photo slide show for you to enjoy (plus a couple of glass flower statues).

7 comments:

Renee said...

ooh thanks so much for sharing this...dh was trying to describe it to me and was doing a lousy job. hee hee I'll make him come and look at them when he gets home.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Those are amazing. You know now my human wants to take a long weekend to Vegas... sigh. You are cat sitting remember? You promised (and you'll probably spend all your house sitting time running around seeing Seattle sights too.)

~Virginia~ said...

i think we wandered into the gardens by accident! :) and i believe we caught the chinese new year one.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh Carmen....that blue glass sculpture is gorgeous. I'm wondering, just how can we get this in the cab next time you and I stop there in Vegas?

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm late visiting everyone since I've had a busy day. But, I just can't NOT stop by to those who come by and say 'hi' to me! Hope your afternoon/evening is a peaceful one.

Red said...

OMG, I love the giant ladybugs!

Melli said...

Ohhhh my goodness! THIS is what I want to go to Vegas FOR!!! Those ladybugs are toooooo cute! And just the WHOLE GARDEN! Oh wow! Forget slots! I'm goin' to see GARDENS!!! Thanks Carmen!

Goofy Girl said...

Oooo they are so beautiful when I was there :) All these wonderful roses!