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Conservatory to Open at MGM National Harbor

Submitted by on October 24, 2016 – 8:42 amNo Comment

maryland_mgm-grandIt seems like a great place for a Road Trips Gardener to stay. As guests step into MGM National Harbor, 7100 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, Maryland, later this year, they’ll step into a conservatory envisioned by designer Ed Libby (pictured).

The 15,000-square-foot, two-story Conservatory inside the hotel, which opens December 8, 2016, will be a floral showcase of the sights and colors of winter, spring, summer and fall – along with a special display in celebration of Chinese New Year. The Conservatory, which sits within a stunning glass-topped atrium, will be flooded with natural light by day and “mingle with the stars” by night.

The resort’s inaugural winter exhibit, “Holiday Reflections,” uses more than 70,000 white carnations, poinsettias, orchids, hydrangea and kalanchoes to create a winter wonderland featuring a “frozen” bridge leading to a forest filled with a series of geometric, glass-mirrored holiday trees ranging from eight to 60 feet in height; deconstructed wreaths; mirrored gift boxes; and oversized, glittering ornaments suspended from The Conservatory’s glass ceiling.

For three decades, Ed Libby & Company Events has been designing majestic floral and crystal compositions for recording artists, actors and companies across the United States. The company will create a series of seasonal displays in the conservatory throughout next year.

Libby said, “Every display will be a feast for the senses. My intention is to take traditional elements that evoke the feelings of each season and use them in non-traditional ways: the holidays without evergreens, springtime in Washington without cherry blossom trees – or at least not in the style one might expect. The idea is to create a series of seasonal installations that require a cerebral interpretation, while maintaining the glamorous and thoughtful aesthetic.”

MGM National Harbor is the newest addition to the MGM Resorts International portfolio.

(Photo courtesy of MGM National Harbor)

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