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Hershey Gardens, Hershey

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Open since 1937, Hershey Gardens features 9.3 ha (23 ac) of flowers, trees, shrubs, and butterflies. Stroll 11 themed gardens, such as the rose garden with 5,600 roses, the seasonal garden with 30,000 flowers, and the herb garden with medicinal, aromatic, household, culinary, and dye-making plants. You can take a moment for reflection at the Japanese reflective pond set in a field of giant sequoias and exotic plants. You'll find yourself surrounded by hundreds of butterflies, and have the chance to observe their typical life cycle, at the butterfly house. For the youngest visitors, an area of 32 themed gardens offers an array of interactive programs and activities, hiding spots, play areas, and learning opportunities. Put Hershey Gardens on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hershey vacation planner.
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  • We visited the gardens in 2011 but were pleasantly surprised to discover that a beautiful new entrance building had opened in 2016 with a larger butterfly garden. If you haven't been there for a few y...  more »
  • Our family thoroughly enjoyed the Hershey Gardens. The grounds were beautiful and carefully maintained, there were many roses in bloom, and for a reasonable entry price you get a butterfly atrium incl...  more »
  • Went here while in town and doing the other parks. We started with the butterfly atrium. It can be a tad overwhelming as it is hot, crowded, and butterflies buzzing all around you. But it is definitel...  more »
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  • Pretty place to visit and click some pictures. We visited during the spring season and the tulips and other flowers were in full bloom spreading vibrant colors​ all around. There was a butterfly atrium too which allows visitors to walk around among varieties of butterflies. There was a room where live moths in different stages of growth are present along with other organisms like a tarantula and a scorpion etc. Shouldn't take long to cover the garden as it is not huge. Parking around the gardens is pretty good.
  • Even though it was well before the season, this was still a nice place to visit. I have to believe it is stunning in peak season! We went mainly for the Butterfly room, which was fun and worth the time. WATCH YOUR STEP!! The staff was very knowledgeable about the varieties, and you can get some great pics of our fancy winged friends. Definitely try to get there later in the spring/early summer to get the full impact.
  • This was a very nice smaller garden perched above Hershey witch gives a nice view looking out onto Hershey park. The roses were all blooming they were stunning. Walking the path did get contesting I thought cause the pamphlet they gave u of a map of the grounds was off and they way they had it fenced sometimes you didn't know if you should keep going or not,but all and all it was nice,and the butterfly atrium was a real treat.
  • We didn't get to see all of the gardens but what we did see was great. The butterfly room alone would have been enough to justify the admittance. It was simply amazing.
  • The gardens were awesome. Best butterfly exhibit I've seen. The gardens were great and the kids loved the children's area. (1.4 & 4.5 yo)