Monday, August 15, 2011

Hershey Gardens

For summer vacation, I headed off to Hershey Park in Pennsylvania. While there, I visited the Hershey Gardens, a garden created by Milton Hershey (yes, the chocolate guy) in 1937. The gardens a bit touristy, but overall it has a very large collection of plants, especially the Rose Garden.

In the middle of the gardens, is what they refer to as a Japanese garden. It is not a traditional Japanese garden, but is comprised of many planting that one would find in Japanese gardens. There are few features, other than a Japanese lantern and some assorted stones. There is also a pond. 

However, some of the maples were impressive, especially given that they were about 75 years old.

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