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Monday, April 25, 2011

Visiting the Hershey Gardens in Hershey Pennsylvania

If you are planning a trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania then you have to plan some time to visit the Hershey Gardens. The gardens were created by Milton S. Hershey back in 1937 and at the time...they were 3 1/2 acres in size. Milton S. Hershey opened the doors to the public at the same time and his lovely gardens were a big hit.

By 1942 the Hershey Gardens expanded to a beautiful 23 acre botanical garden. Over the years...the Hershey Gardens have continued to expand and are now filled with "themed" gardens, colorful seasonal displays, unique trees, a magnificent outdoor Butterfly House and 7,500 breathtaking roses. If you love roses...this is a must see rose garden!
The Children's Garden at Hershey Gardens is a beautiful garden geared towards young children. It is filled with 32 magical "themed" gardens that teach the young kids all about the wonders of nature. These floral and plant displays are simply beautiful! When you enter the Children's Garden you will pass through the Catapilar Tunnel and smell chocolate-themed plants. Once you are done touring the Children's Garden, make sure you spend some time in the Pretzel Maze. Children just love to visit this garden as it is fun and beautiful.

The Butterfly House has hundreds of butterflies that are freely flying around. Delight in the beautiful colors that these butterflies come in and if you are lucky...get up close and personal with one of these beauties in their natural environment.
The Hershey Gardens are open seasonally and their hours and days vary according to the season. You can find their operating schedule and schedule of special events by visiting their web site. After you are done visiting the can grab a bite to eat at one of our fine eating establishments. If you are planning a visit to the gardens, I recommend allowing a good 3-4 hours to tour the entire garden and attractions. Have a safe and fun trip!

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