The miniature world of bonsai on display at Hershey Gardens – PennLive

Posted: October 11, 2019 at 4:46 pm

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The ornamental art of Bonsai are on display in the Hoop House at Hershey Gardens in the annual Bonsai: Living Art of the Susquehanna Bonsai Club exhibit of miniature trees and shrubs.

The Susquehanna Bonsai Club provides the seasonal exhibit to Hershey Gardens. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite bonsai.

Bonsai refers to an ornamental tree or shrub grown in a pot and artificially prevented from reaching its normal size. This art form comes from an ancient Chinese horticultural practice, part of which was redeveloped under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism.

The ultimate goal of growing a bonsai is to create a miniaturized but realistic representation of nature in the form of a tree. Any tree species can be used to grow one.

The display opens Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 3, 2019. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including Saturdays and Sundays, and is included in admission to Hershey Gardens.

General admission is $13.50 for visitors ages 13-61, $12.00 for seniors (ages 62 and up), and $9.50 for juniors (ages 3-12); children under age three are free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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