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Relax and Stroll Through Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Gardens

Longwood Gardens is located near the Philadelphia and Lancaster regions and is one of the most beautiful site to see in the state. Sometimes referred to as the world's premier horticultural showplace, Longwood Gardens is made up of 1,050 acres of natural woodlands, lush gardens, lavish conservatories, and fountains.

Hershey Gardens

During your next visit to Pennsylvania Dutch Country head for Hershey and check out Hershey Gardens. At 23 acres in overall area, Hershey Gardens is one of the premier botanical gardens and arboretums in the state.

Drive in from nearby Harrisburg and enjoy a tour of the grounds – it's a near ideal destination for birding fans. Climb to the top of Pat's Hill, which overlooks Hersheypark, and enjoy all of the natural foliage. Originally opened in 1937 as the 3.5-acre Rose Garden, it was expanded upon in 1939 and 1941 by Milton Hershey. In 1989, Hershey Gardens became a part of the M.S. Hershey Foundation, a non-profit organization.

On your tour of Hershey Gardens, try to explore as much as possible – head for the Memorial Garden, Children's Garden, or Perennial Garden and enjoy. Many guests of Hershey Gardens find their way to the Bill Bowman Garden, Italian Rose Garden, and Mrs. Hershey's Rose Garden.

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

A City of Pittsburgh Historic Structure, the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a pride of both Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania. Found on the on the National Register of Historic Places, the Phipps Conservatory is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers 90-minute conservatory tours of this historic complex.

A good time to visit the Phipps Conservatory is between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., so get your camera and walking shoes ready for current events and exhibits. After your tour, enjoy lunch at Café Phipps, and browse through the Shop at Phipps and grab a little something for the home.