LAS VEGAS: An attractive Lunar New Year exhibition at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden will be open until March 9 to celebrate the Year of the Pig.
The gardens release shades of red and gold with 32,000 flowers, silk-lantern chandeliers and a special display celebrating Macao. For MGM Resorts, this autonomous region on China’s south coast is an important market, as it homes two of MGM Resorts’ international luxury properties, MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI.
This complex creation celebrating the Year of the Pig is a collaboration between designer Ed Libby, Bellagio’s horticulture team and Feng Shui Master George Yau. Each Lunar New Year, Master Yau collaborates with Libby and Bellagio’s horticulture team to create a peaceful environment inspired by the ancient Feng Shui tradition. The theme “East Meets West” at the display is signified by the mixture of elements from Asian culture and Western ideology.
Lunar New Year Display By the Numbers
32,000: Total number of flowers on display throughout the exhibit
115: Team members involved in the display’s assembly
1,700: Number of flowers used to create the children
15: Number of total pigs in the display
20 feet: Height of jade medallions
12 feet: Height of the West Bed’s largest pig
9: Number of hanging Chinese lanterns
2: Number of Cherry Blossom Trees
Information Source & Photo courtesy: MGM Resorts