I recently had the pleasure of exploring the Bellagio Hotel's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Las Vegas. Maintained by 140 horticulturists, this indoor garden is open 365 days a year. Its design changes to mark the seasons.
This summer's theme is "Summer Garden Party." Colorful kites hang above the gardens, which feature a tree house, lighthouse, pond and bird aviary. It's an inviting setting, especially when it’s 110 degrees outside!
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Forty kites hang above the gardens.
At the center of the garden is a bird aviary.
The aviary lets guests get up close to the birds as well as a variety of trees.
Large birds made of flowers and seeds are located throughout the gardens.
A whimsical tree house rises out of the garden.
A sunflower sculpture mimics sunflowers in the beds.
Hydrangeas add intense color and texture.
A snail made with flowers rests on rocks.
Giant plant-filled containers punctuate the scene.
Andy Warhol's painting, "Ads, Chanel no 5," is replicated with flowers.
Elycia Arendt gardens in Chaska, Minnesota.