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Hershey Gardens, Hershey

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • Great to just walk around the different gardens or just sit and people watch. The butterfly room was very peaceful to be in. 
  • Visited in October. New Conservatory is beautiful. New butterfly exhibit inside the conservatory is very nice. Tons of butterflies soar around you. You can spend as much time as you like, no one to hu...  read more »
  • Was very nice have 400 butterflies !! I think they need tons more!! A lot of them on ceiling where sun shining thru glass!! Very short but sweet! Was 25.00 for two adults!!! The flower garden is beaut...  read more »
  • It was beautiful! If you love nature and flowers you will love the Hershey Gardens. There are quite a few paths you can choose, all crossing over one another at some point. Also rather inexpensive. I believe it was $10 or under.
  • This is a very nice Garden. It Is overshadowed by all of the Hershey theme park stuff going on around it. It is well worth the trip if you like nice Gardens. We came in August and there was lots to see that was blooming and beautiful at that time. It wasn't particularly expensive and we spent a good for hours there to see the whole thing. My wife had back problems and they had a couple of loaner wheelchairs and that was very helpful. there is also a little gift shop with some cute little things. My granddaughter's favorite stuffed friend is a caterpillar we got from that gift shop. We actually drove out to see the garden not knowing that Hershey theme park was there. What a surprise that was! I have seen bigger nicer more amazing Gardens but this one is very lovely and will bring you much pleasure.
  • The Hershey Gardens provides a peaceful, beautiful, family fun, and educational environment just seconds from the hussle and bussle of Hershey Park and scenic downtown Hershey. It is a breath of fresh air and safe for an exploring and curious child.
  • Beautiful gardens that are well cared for and maintained. I especially love the butterfly house and the Japanese garden. It takes roughly an hour to walk through each time I visit. Ask for a map at the front window. Plenty of places to sit in the shade and also places to sit that are quiet and out of the way. Also offers a great view of Hershey Park. Parking is free. These pictures are from mid April.
  • Slightly overrated. We visited the park because it was included in the package deal we got for visiting hershey museum, would not have otherwise visited. Is a decent sized garden with lots of varieties of flora. However the kids play equipment is broken and dated and doesnt work as well.
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