Viva las pumpkins

Posted by Anita on 10.31.06 7:29 AM

Bellagio pumpkins (c)2006 aecHappy Hallowe’en from Las Vegas, where everything has to be bigger and glitzier than back home — even the pumpkins.

I briefly mentioned the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens harvest display last week, but as I thumbed through my Flickr photos looking for a seasonal shot, I got curious about this impressive tourist attraction. Here are a few (sort of food-related) facts:

  • The garden is designed and maintained by a staff of 129 that creates five seasonal displays: Asian New Year, Spring, Summer, Harvest, and Holiday.
  • Some of the tables at Cafe Bellagio face the gardens; the entrance to Restarurant Michael Mina is reached through the conservatory, as well.
  • The large pumpkin shown above weighs 397 pounds. We saw more than one that topped 500 pounds. How many pies is that?!
  • Right upstairs at Spa Bellagio, pamper yourself with a Pumpkin Bath Soak or a Pumpkin Honey Mask, available through the end of the year. Or perhaps a Pumpkin Spice Pedicure at the salon?

For future reference: offers a nice write-up of the Conservatory, including a sidebar that changes seasonally to reflect the current display.

holidays & occasions, travel, Vegas
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