The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is the first place I suggest people see when they come to Las Vegas. The scenes change five times a year, but they are always magnificent.
The current offering celebrates the Year of the Horse for Chinese New Year through March 1, 2014. The horse sculpture is beautiful. When I stop and think about how much thought and labor went into making such a breath taking display, I am mind boggled.
The Ding Pots sitting at the entrance of the garden have special meaning. A nearby sign has the meaning:
These vessels commonly made of bronze, widely used for cooking, could only be possessed by an official or a king. Our replica is an example of a pot that would be used for worshipping by a Chinese temple.
Chinese Money Tree – sign
A symbol to bring good fortune to the Chinese while still living and in the after-life. Also used to guide spirits to heaven and provide wealth while there. The meaning has been handed down from ancient Chinese legend that a person shall grow wealthy through hard work and relying on one’s own sweat and blood.
Many people have their picture taken, especially in front of the money tree. Steve and I with our Godchild, Kathleen Cassidy, had our picture taken.
I totally enjoy going to the Bellagio Gardens. Most everyone is happy. People take pictures of each other. Smiles abound. People are cooperative. It is a wonderful place to be. It seems as if the magic of the place and the flowers mix with the people and their personalities. Everything is right with the world.
The magic of the garden is carried over to the registration desk where flowers are replicated. We always tell people to check out the entrance because you never know you may find.
Currently in the lobby is this jeweled horse. Beautiful to behold. Awe inspiring. The place was alive with snapping cameras and smiling faces.
More exciting was when we noticed the view of the horse against the Dale Chihuly ceiling. We took dozens of pictures trying to record the feeling we were experiencing. We had a wonderful time.
I highly recommend you visit the Bellagio and enjoy the fabulous gardens where magic happens.