07 April, 2009

Hershey Gardens

Susan at A Southern Dreamer is hosting Outdoor Wednesday. Thank you Susan. Be sure to check out her site and view the other outdoor posts.

Join me on our tour of Hershey Gardens. Hershey Gardens was created by Milton Hershey in 1937 for his wife. The gardens covers 23 acres and includes magnificent theme gardens.



The Rose Garden is a favorite. Enjoy the fragrances of 7,000 gorgeous roses, consisting of 275 varieties. That's the Hershey Hotel in the background.

The Seasonal Garden offers 100 varieties of 30,000 tulips.
This is the Perennial Garden.


In the Children's Garden is the Butterfly House, their most popular attraction! You can explore the wonders of butterflies as you observe and learn about their lifecycle from egg to adult butterfly. You walk amidst 300 North American butterflies, as they flutter amongst their host and nectar plants.

The Japanese Garden: The Rock Garden:The Hotel and Gardens overlook the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania and the Hershey Factories.
You can smell chocolate in the air.






OK, so it's not in the garden, but it's so much a part of the town, I had to include this picture. All of the street lamps are shaped like a Hershey Kiss. Some even have the little paper tag.


18 comments:

Maryrose said...

Beautiful gardens. I have never been there. I think you captured the beauty with your wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Maryrose

ellen b said...

Hi Karen! The gardens are so pretty! Happy O.W. to you...

Domestic Designer said...

Oh what lovely gardens. I especially like the tulips! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Becky K. said...

I need to get to this garden. I am thinking of joining another garden that allows us entrance here as well. Can't wait to just see many gardens this Spring and Summer.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Karen,
I can't even imagine being surrounded by all of those roses!! I so enjoyed all of the gardens and pictures. Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Light and Voices said...

Thank you for the tour of Hershey Gardens. I can almost smell the chocolate from here in Illinois. Lovely photos!
Joyce

Smilingsal said...

I went there once and loved it! The wonderful smell is for miles around. I was breathing deeply. Thanks for sharing. Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Here's mine:
http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2009/04/yellow-tabebuia.html

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Karen, your pictures are beautiful. I love the tulips!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

Charlene said...

I have heard this is a fabulous place to go. Thanks for wetting my curiosity. The flowers are wonderful & the street lamps were my favorite photo.

Marie said...

Lovely...the Hershey Gardens is one of my target vaca destination. Someday...but for now, thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of the roses and tulips!
-marie

Janie's World said...

What beautiful gardens! So many colors everywhere! We have the Huntington Library here that has some beautiful gardens. I went last year, there was no where near the amount of color as in the Hershey Gardens! Soooo Beautiful!

Amy said...

So many beautiful flowers...I live about 3 hours from Hershey and have been there many times but never checked out the gardens. I am definitely going to have to visit there this year. Gorgeous! Amy

the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a gorgeous garden and beautiful photos!

Manuela

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Karen! Oh my...I could spend hours and hours there! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Ashley ~ said...

Beautiful flowers AND the smell of chocolate*! I am SO there*!!! Love it ~ Ashley ~

Elisabeth said...

Love the gardens and especially those tulips. Very nice...thanks for sharing.

~CC Catherine said...

Karen, You're making me homesick! ;) How I loved going to Hershey when I lived in Lemoyne and Mechanicsburg years ago. My heart is so much still there! Inhale the choco for me too! ;) ~CC Catherine HAPPY EASTER!

Grammy said...

I love Hershey's. I am a chocoholic and a gardener. I so enjoyed your post.