Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

My favorite place to visit while on a trip to Las Vegas is The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio Hotel.
This year the huge rocking horse greeted visitors as they walked in.

Last year's momma and papa bears made with fresh carnations were a huge hit so they did an encore this year.
See Papa Bear from my last year's post.
He had a different colored scarf and, of course, different fresh carnations.

My favorite is the baby bear made with 6,000 fresh white carnations.

A holiday decoration would not be complete without a bigger-than-life Christmas tree, ornaments, bells, and toy soldiers.
If you are interested, here is a link to a time-lapsed video of how they built this display.

Look at all those people coming to visit the garden. It made photography difficult.
Even the penguins were losing their cool with their arms (flippers) up in the air.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and wishing everyone a Happy 2013!

- Karen



15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wow, it all looks so pretty. I love the rocking horse and the bears. I have been there once in the summer, it is a beautiful place to visit. Karen, I wish you all the best in 2013, Happy New Years!

cocomino said...

Happy new year The place is so beautiful that you can cerabrate a new year a lot

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

We have friends who keep wanting us to go to Las Vegas and stay at the Bellagio. Since I think flushing my money down the toilet would be more fun than gambling I've never felt tempted. I could go and look at their conservatory though.

Filip and Kristel said...

It is very beautiful, Happy New Year.

Greetings,
Filip

de engineur said...

Pretty looking botanical garden. Love the vivid colours in your shots.

Happy new year and wishing all of you in the US the best.

LifeRamblings said...

very festive atmosphere. the baby bear is adorable. Happy 2013 Karen!

rainfield61 said...

Every here and there are well decorated.

Waiting for me to say, "Happy New Year."

llandudnopictures said...

What an incredible display! You did a top job managing to get such excellent photos with all those people in attendance too!

Jenny Woolf said...

Gracious, all those big toys would make me feel like I was toy sized myself! All the best for 2013 to you and yours.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» can understand why you would like this!

All best wishes to you for this New Year, Karen!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Wow - that is stupendous, what a marvelous thing to get to see personally - just fabulous.

lina said...

That's one impressive looking rocking horse!

Happy new year! May 2013 bring all that you wish for. :)

EastCoastLife said...

Such beautiful creations.

Happy New Year from sunny Singapore!! May 2013 bring you much joy and happiness!

bettyl said...

That looks like a magical place! Happy New Year!

Jana said...

how cute+creative! we have a flower festival end of April when they make things out of fresh hyacinths+daffodils:-)