The Palazzo Gets Giant Olive Trees

Plantworks was one of the first companies in the country to landscape commercial interiors with large artificial trees that were built from the ground up.

For over 30 years, Plantworks has been building trees with real wood trunks and branches. This element has become our trademark, and when a specialized tree needs to be created, Plantworks gets the call.

The Horticultural Design Team responsible for The Palazzo’s Summer Carnival Celebration envisioned several fruiting olive trees that reached heights of 14 to 18 feet tall with a topiary shape. The trees were an integral part of the month long display throughout this mega-property’s primary lobby and garden areas.

The Palazzo, with 7,128 rooms, is the second largest hotel in the world, and the largest in the United States. Las Vegas is also home to 20 of the 27 largest hotels in the world, many of which Plantworks has created pieces for.

The Horticulture Design Team considered live trees, but they wouldn’t survive indoors and their affect fell short and wasn’t appropriate for this high profile property.


Plantworks’ master tree builders created maximum impact by constructing each tree individually using various willow branches that were fresh, curly and huge, some were over 20 feet tall.

The project required all natural branches and limbs to be used as found when harvested. Each tree had five main trunks and dozens of natural limbs. The trees were foliated with lifelike olive branches that had botanically correct leaves and fruit.

The trees were manufactured and staged at our 20,000 square foot Design Center, then disassembled, delivered and reassembled in the lobby and garden areas.



The atrium’s focal point was a priceless 40 foot tall Lalique Sculpture. Four 14 to 16 foot tall trees were placed to accentuate the work of art and live under plantings. The design offered a clear view of the beautiful sculpture, fountain, garden and the architecture.

This custom made, handcrafted botanical Plant-Art required hundreds of man hours and thousands of leaves to build each tree similar to the other, yet unique, to compliment one of the most premier properties in the world, The Palazzo.

The wood used to create the 14 to 16 foot tall artificial olive trees came from environmentally friendly and renewable sources. In fact, all woods used by Plantworks to build the hundreds of varieties of artificial plants and trees are not only harvested from renewable sources, but are sun dried in a responsible manner that uses no man-made energy.

Let Plantworks take your vision or design idea and turn it into a realty with artificial trees and landscaping that is so good, it’s Plant-Art.

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The Plantworks has designed, specified and installed over 6,000 interior landscapes worldwide since its founding in 1977. The creation of complete interiorscapes has placed the Plantworks in a specialty within the gaming, hospitality and themed entertainment markets. The Plantworks has a full-scale production facility that manufactures custom artificial plants and trees using only the best lifelike and commercial grade foliage. The Plantworks has the capacity to take on any size project from rendering to reality.