I've taken my son here several times. He loves it. I only gave this 4 stars because its not very big & some kids don't find it fascinating.
They are always changing it around, different seasons, different holidays, etc. It is absolutely magnificent! I love it. Makes you appreciate flowers, nature, art so much more.
There's also exotic birds which my son loved. We were there for probably about 30 minutes. That's about all the time you need to see everything, unless it's REALLY detailed.
I would recommend going!
We have been to the Bellagio gardens twice. Once was many years ago in the spring. I remember tulips and all sorts of spring flowers everywhere. It was a wonderful sight--and smell--in the middle of smoky Las Vegas! The second time was this past December, the week after Christmas. It was a winter wonderland! Polar bears made of thousands of carnations, poinsettias everywhere. There was a huge Christmas tree, water features, and a whole display of penguin statues that moved. Lots of families were walking through and lots of people taking pictures. This really is a beautiful display and it's free so if you are in Vegas be sure to check it out!
This Botanical Garden is so breath taking. We recently went and it was a summer scene with a ferris wheel and bird house with real birds, and fountains that seemed like magic. Absolutely beautiful. My daughter who is 3 is always very excited to see the flower display. We have been taking her here since she was 6 months at least 2-3 times a year. All the bright colors always keep her enchanted. Even though it's a hands OFF exhibit, she is still very much interested in it.
This permanent and on going exhibit changes a few times a year. I have found my favorite to always be the Chinese New Year display. There are so many animals representing the Chinese Zodiac Animals. The vibrant red hues, associated with the Chinese New Year are just spectacular!
After you see the gardens make sure to head out to the fountains outside. Absolutely a MUST! (see my review)
Although this isn't really a play area, and there is often little to touch, this atrium is chocked full of whimsy, fun and plant life and your kids will get a major kick out walking through it for free.
It is also an incredibly nice breath of fresh air (literally) from most of Vegas' smoky, gaudy, and non-natural everything. Just West and around the corner from this garden is a very yummy crepe & candy shop with a giant chocolate fountain. Your kids (and you) will love the treat!
Adjacent to the Bellagio’s front lobby is one of the most unexpected of treasures – especially for nature lovers. The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is simply magical, with its dramatic, themed displays of plants, flowers and more.
In fact, it takes 140 horticulturists to arrange the magnificent displays, which are redesigned five times a year (for fall, the holidays, Chinese New Year, spring and summer). The gardens are on display 24 hours a day, every day, for free.
During our visit (summer, 2010), there was a backyard garden theme. Everything about the display was oversized, giving it a magical, whimsical feeling. As I began snapping as many pictures as I could, the kids ran from thing to thing – and who could blame them? There were so many fun things to see. There were oversized ladybugs, gynormous bees and butterflies – along with other familiar creatures like snails and frogs.
I love that every time you visit, there's something new and exciting to see.
Try to visit after the sun goes down. Specially designed lighting adds a magical touch to the already gorgeous display of plants, flowers and water features.
When the sun sets, head outside the hotel to catch the free Fountains of Bellagio show – an amazing display of water, music and light. Shows run every 15 or 30 minutes, depending on when you visit.