MGM Resorts has unveiled a new spring display at the Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Las Vegas showcasing Japanese nature and culture.
The display, which will run until 15 June, boasts a range of plants native to Japan including cherry blossoms, elegant butterflies and thousands of fresh tulips, calla lilies and chrysanthemums as well as an intricate 30-foot replica of Osaka Castle. A total of 65,000 flowers have been used.
“Incorporating a replica of the stunning Osaka Castle into our Conservatory allows us the unique opportunity to share a piece of Japanese culture with tens of thousands of visitors each day,” said MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO, Jim Murren. “We aim to spark conversation and curiosity about this remarkable country and this storied castle.”
The display is a collaboration between MGM Resorts and Japan’s Dentsu Live Inc, with the aim of accurately conveying the “historical and cultural significance of the iconic Osaka Castle,” MGM said.