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Photos: Focus is on being green at the Palazzo’s new autumn display

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The Autumn 2013 display at the Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens is unveiled Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. This year’s theme is “Fall Into Eco 360” and represents Palazzo and the Venetian’s latest sustainability efforts.

2013 Autumn at Palazzo Atrium Waterfall and Gardens

The Autumn 2013 display at the Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens is unveiled Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. This year's theme is Launch slideshow »

The picturesque Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens’ fall display was unveiled Tuesday morning, and this year’s focus is on sustainability and being eco-minded and honors Sands Eco360, a program that drives the company’s environmental initiatives.

The exhibit of trees, flowers and plants reuses materials found on the property to reflect environmentally friendly programs. Highlights include the Infinity Pond (featuring moss, grasses and succulents); the Recycled Forest (construction debris, 70 percent recycled steel, bottles, wine corks and soaps); and the 1934 Hudson car centerpiece made of succulents, lichen, moss, grapevine and some 5,000 drought-resistant plants.

Also, solar panels displayed next to the car that represent renewable-energy initiatives; the East Garden Nano filtration system display that represents the properties’ water-reclamation system, which recycles 5 million gallons of nuisance water a year for horticulture; and the West Bed Chocolate Cosmo Flower display made of motion-censored flowers opening and closing in harmony.

The display is free and open to the public 24/7 through Nov. 10. Thanks to contributing photographer Tom Donoghue for his photo gallery.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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