Vegas (and the Gardens) Are Back!

Even a small volcano is part of this year’s Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens summer display.
Photo by Diane Taylor

Take a trip to the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and several things are notable. First, the new summer display is gorgeous with some 27,500 flowers and plants and structures designed, built and decorated by some 76 team members. Second, the crowds are back with no restrictions. Cell phone cameras, selfie sticks and people are everywhere. The display is called “Eco: A Season of Earthly Awareness” and is on display through August 18,

Purpose of the display: To enhance visitors’ appreciation of the planet by “featuring Mother Nature at its finest”.

I joined the throngs last Tuesday and took pictures during my visit. A couple days later when I was downtown to see Gordie Brown, a walk on Fremont Street was so full of people it was as if Covid 19 never existed. Then on Friday, a friend and I went to see Big Elvis at Harrah’s. Crowds and fun and few masks were at each location. Yep…welcome back, Vegas!

No photo is like an in-person visit, (The Bellagio Conservatory is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and is free to visit) but you’ll get some idea of the Bellagio display and the downtown crowd in the accompanying pictures.

Upon entering “Eco: A Season of Earthly Awareness”, this covered area greets visitors.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Some people say women are complicated…and here’s the proof.
Photo by Diane Taylor
This Conservatory dramatic red bird is subject of many photos.
Photo by Diane Taylor
A couple of bright green frogs are part of the Bellagio display.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Masks were replaced by cameras when visiting Bellagio’s summer display.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Another fun and colorful presence at the Conservatory display is this colorful turtle.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Spectacular large flowers built by the Bellagio team help decorate the Conservatory summer display.
Photo by Diane Taylor
A big red bird and flowers below help decorate one corner of Bellagio’s display.
Photo by Diane Taylorr
Can flowers get any bigger? That’s one of the appeals of “Eco: A Seasonof Earthly Awareness.”
Photo by Diane Taylor
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens presents a treasure trove of selfie memories.
Photo by Diane Taylor
Fremont Street was buzzing. in downtown Las Vegas last Thursday night.
Photo by Diane Taylor
A particular gathering on Fremont Street last Thursday was this crowd listening to the band Alter Ego.
Photo by Diane Taylor


3 responses on “Vegas (and the Gardens) Are Back!

  1. So good to see Vegas open again! TY for the pics and commentary. I hope to get back there later this year! Until then, thanks for keeping me up-to-date on the Covid potential.

  2. Gorgeous photos, Diane. Bellagio should always be on visitors’ itinerary. Miss being out there with all of you sooo much!

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