Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hershey Rose Gardens and Hotel - Hershey Chocolate Corporation

Hershey Rose Garden and Hotel Hershey
Hershey, Pa.

The Pool of the Hershey Rose Garden reflects the various colors of the Roses of the World, and the attractive surroundings. The Hershey Rose Garden contains more than 38,000 rose plants of over 850 distinct varieties, in bloom from June to frost time.

postmarked in 1959 with a 3 cent 'In God We Trust' Liberty stamp

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Today Hershey Gardens is a 23 acre botanical garden and arboretum. It is set on top of pat's hill overlooking Hersheypark. It was built as a gift from chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey for his community and to honor his wife, Catherine.

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Here is what provided him the means to do that ....

East View, Hershey Chocolate Corp., Hershey, Pennsylvania

The Hershey Chocolate Corporation is the world's largest chocolate and cocoa plant.  625,000 pounds of chocolate is manufactured daily.  Between 60,000 and 75,000 gallons of milk are used daily in addition to cocoa beans and sugar to make the various products.


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