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The Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Las Vegas has unveiled their autumn display, featuring a picturesque harvest tableau to celebrate the sights and colors of the crisp season. Heralding the season’s debut are scents of carnations and roses, enchanting guests with an oversized oak, birch, maple and chestnut leaves cascading overhead. At the entrance, a new exhibit featuring a grass filled meadow is home to a family of three majestic hand-planted horse sculptures, comprised of more than 31,000 plants.
Another first for the Conservatory, a 20-foot-tall cornucopia constructed of tightly woven willow branches, lies in the north garden. Nearby, a 15-foot-tall scarecrow stands guard over an enormous flowering pumpkin, made from 2,000 orange carnations and seven large half-shucked corn shapes, each made of 60 pieces of native Indian corn.
Rounding out this seasonal transformation is a towering 35-foot-tall cider mill powered by a gentle stream and surrounded by a bed of massive pumpkins, ranging in size from 300 to 1,000 pounds. On view through November 27, the autumn display within Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.