The Hershey Gardens is featuring a temporary exhibit of a variety of bonsai at Bonsai: Living Art of the Central Pennsylvania Bonsai Clubs. The exhibit opened on Friday, October 11, 2013 and will run through Sunday, November 10. The bonsai will be on display in the Butterfly House, which does not feature butterflies during the fall and winter months.
The word “bonsai” refers to the ancient Japanese art form of growing miniature, ornamentally-shaped trees or shrubs in small pots or trays. The exhibit will feature dozens of trees in various shapes and sizes, courtesy of the Susquehanna Bonsai Association and Central Pennsylvania Bonsai. “This is a must-see for bonsai enthusiasts or anyone who enjoys seeing beauty in nature,” said Jamie Shiffer, grounds and horticulture operations manager, Hershey Gardens. “Each tree is really amazing; they’re all so intricate.”
The bonsai exhibit is included in the general admission ticket price. General admission is $10 for visitors ages 13-61, $9 for seniors (ages 62 and up), and $7.50 for juniors (ages 3-12); children ages 2 and under are free.
Hershey Gardens is located at 170 Hotel Road in Hershey. For additional information, visit www.HersheyGardens.org or call 717-534-3492.