Summer Bucket List: Hershey Gardens

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

So this weekend was a total blast!!  On Saturday, we went to Indian Echo Caverns and then decided to head on over to Hershey Gardens since we were only 10 minutes away.  It's only $11 admission a person and you get to walk all over their gardens and there's even a butterfly house.  It's so worth the money and it's a great opportunity to take pictures!
Me by the pond

Taking time to smell the flowers :)

We started off by a pond and a bunch of rose gardens.  Because the heat was so nasty lately the roses weren't as healthy and vibrant as they could be. They still were beautiful though and it smelled wonderful.

Here little piggy!

Relaxing in a lounge chair in one of the gardens

Along the way there were these watering cans that were painted by students from the Milton S. Hershey schools. They were pretty awesome!

I really loved the interactive seating and the fun displays near the kids garden.
Beautiful Koi that came up as we walked over the bridge

Messing with the statues!

This awesome old tree that a bajillion people drew on!

Then we went to the Butterfly House and it was honestly one of the coolest things ever.  You have to be super careful where you walk so you don't step on a butterfly!  There were so many and there was a guide we got to tell us what each kind was.  I took so many pictures!!

There was a rock garden and a Japanese garden that had a huge pond with Koi fish! They all came up to the top and some were so huge that I was a bit nervous!!

Then there were some statues and a big area of trees.  It was very relaxing to walk through everything, and it really helped clear my mind from the busy day. 

How funny is this. Summer Fashion Intorduced 1986 (my birth year!)

Then the annuals came, and they were vibrant and beautiful with amazing colors and beautiful displays!! 

I hope you enjoy all of my pictures!

What did you do this weekend?


  1. Great article and write-up!

  2. I've never actually been to the gardens, although I have gone to Hershey Park and the Spa several times! I will have to check it out the next time I visit.


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