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Spring on display at the Bellagio Conservatory

Spring on display at the Bellagio Conservatory

Spring has sprung at the Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

The hotel's famous garden is now showing off its spring display, which includes a total of 83,000 fresh flowers, 14-foot-tall tulips and 22-foot-tall yellow daffodils.

The display features 800 live butterflies, originating from Costa Rica, the Philippines and Kenya. The butterflies are kept inside a 36-foot-long greenhouse in the East Garden.

The spring display will be in place through May 11. 

Bellagio Conservatory Becomes Winter Wonderland

Bellagio Conservatory Becomes Winter Wonderland

The holiday season means a changing of the decorations at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

The new winter wonderland display will be finished and open to visitors Friday. A 42-foot Shasta White Fir will be at the center of the display. The giant tree will be covered in more than 1,700 silver and gold ornaments. It will also be lit up with more than 13,000 lights.The tree will be surrounded by thousands of red poinsettias and 24 bells will hang from the conservatory ceiling.

“The winter display at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is our most popular display of the year, exhibiting the spirit and traditions of the holiday season,” said Randy Morton, President and COO of Bellagio. “Each day more than 22,000 visitors visit the Conservatory to enjoy this spectacular setting and commemorate a special time of year.” 

Electronics Recycling to Help CCSD Students

Electronics Recycling to Help CCSD Students

 

The Clark County School District’s School-Community Partnership Program will partner with Computers for Kids, Inc. (CFK) to donate refurbished computers to Clark County School District students and hold a recycle drive for computers and computer equipment for the Las Vegas and Southern Nevada area.

They will be offering free collection of electronic equipment on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 4110 Channel 10 Drive. The goal is to provide refurbished computers to 3,000 students in the Southern Nevada area.
Items that can be dropped off are:

  • Printers
  • Laptop Computers
  • Desktop Computers
  • Cords
  • Scanners
  • Servers
  • Cell Phones
  • CRT’s
  • LCD’s

Televisions are not being accepted.

SNWA Seeks Entries for Water-Efficient Landscape Contest

SNWA Seeks Entries for Water-Efficient Landscape Contest

If you have a water-efficient landscape in your yard or you’re a professional who has worked on one, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has a contest for you.

Local residents and landscape professionals interested in showing off their water-efficient landscapes are encouraged to enter the SNWA's 13th Annual Landscape Awards competition.

Applications for this free community contest, along with award criteria, categories and other information are available at snwa.com through Thursday, May 12. Applications also are available by calling the Conservation Helpline at 258-SAVE (7283).

The SNWA's Landscape Awards honor residential and professional water-efficient landscapes that are both attractive and functional. Entrants must have a working irrigation system appropriate to their design.

Springs Preserve hosts Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, March 26

Springs Preserve hosts Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, March 26

Unusual, desert adapted plants including a large selection of agaves and cacti will be among those offered for sale as the Springs Preserve hosts its annual Spring Plant Sale Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

The sale will feature limited quantities of about 5,000 native and drought-tolerant plant species, including seasonal perennials. Plants will be sold in container sizes ranging from 2 inches up to 5 gallons. Springs Preserve garden staff experts will be on hand to answer customers’ questions about how to care for their new plants.

New at this year’s event will be a silent auction to bid for cactus and succulent container gardens, and “table top” garden displays also will be offered for sale.

Springs Preserve members will have exclusive access to the sale from 7-8 a.m. The sale will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.