The Waterfall Atrium at The Palazzo Las Vegas is showcasing an incredible art installation inspired by Venice’s Carnivale di Venezia.
For the first time, the seasonal display “transforms” throughout the summer, with three distinct color palettes created by a changing selection of fresh flowers. Now into its second “look,” the display has taken on a “hot summer nights” theme with jewel tone florals.
The concept took two years for the floral and horticulture teams to create from inception to completion. Hundreds of hours went into design and art direction. The spectacular display was first constructed on a computer model which took three months to build. Venetian women topiaries that stand approximately nine feet tall are the focal point of the summer display.
A team of 20 floral designers, gardeners, and engineers contributed more than 1,600 total hours toward the installation of the summer floral display. The topiary dresses are each constructed from approximately 2,500 flowers including roses, anthurium, China mums, orchids, kale, carnations, and allium balls. The flowers were shipped from Holland, Ecuador, and California, and each topiary requires six hours of daily maintenance. Also, Venetian masks were added throughout the gardens to enhance the Carnivale feel.
The new installation can be seen through September 1, with the décor and colors changing once more before the end of summer:
- For June, a touch of wedding glamour was seen throughout the display with shades of white, pinks, peaches, and creams.
- In July, hot summer nights transform the gardens with jewel tones in hot pinks, purples, and reds.
- And in August, to finish up the three-month show, the gardens and topiaries will begin to show the transition into autumn with orange, yellows, reds, and browns.
The gardens are adorned with a variety of plans including hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, kalanchoes, fleurette mums, ivy, ferns, and various topiaries with different geometric forms.