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Hershey Gardens, Hershey

4.6
Garden · Nature / Park
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. Use our Hershey online itinerary planner to add Hershey Gardens and other attractions to your Hershey vacation plans.
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  • We were given tickets to the Gardens when we checked in at the Hershey lodge. We had to have a timed entrance to the butterfly atrium which was about the only thing you could do at the Gardens in...  more »
  • Went to the Gardens to see what we thought would be a beautiful Christmas display (inside and out). We did the 15 minute tour allowed for the butterfly atrium, the guide was very informative and it.....  more »
  • Unfortunately, we ended up going on a VERY rainy day. We were able to enjoy the butterfly atrium but found it very warm. With the mask requirements, we were sweating by the time we left. What I saw...  more »
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  • I visited these beautiful on a sunny breezy day and loved it. Being that I truly enjoy taking photos of flowers, I was in seventh heaven here. Took around 300 or so photos. Don't think you have enough room for them here. Hope to return soon. This trip inspired me to seek out other botanical gardens on the map to visit. Thanks, Google Maps.
  • Incredibly gorgeous, the whole family loved it here from 4 years old to 65. 100% worth a visit. I wish we scheduled in more time to spend here because the grounds are expansive and worth the time to stroll. We just love everything about the gardens, learning about vegetable gardens and local plants, the butterflies made everyone smile and the roses are heavenly. A must-see in Hershey!
  • The Butterfly House was by far the best one I've been inside. Not sure if that was the season or what, but so many butterflies nearly everyone had one land on them. The Gardens are also amazing. I was so surprised because people go to Hershey bit don't talk a ton about the Gardens. Completely worth a visit. We will be back when we visit Hershey again.
  • Beautiful gardens. Lots of plants and flowers. Butterfly room alone is worth the trip. Makes a great, quiet stop during a trip to Hershey. Kids enjoyed the Children's Garden, too.
  • The grounds keepers were all mowing. Instead of a peaceful stroll around the gardens, we had noise and dust was blowing around. Really? They should mow during the hours tourists are not there. The rock garden was disappointing. Roses were gorgeous.

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