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Hershey Gardens, Hershey
(4.5/5 based on 900+ 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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  • The gardens are lovely to stroll year round and though I didn't care to see the butterflies it was the best part! The volunteers are friendly and funny and made the whole experience vastly more enjoya...  more »
  • We went in December and as there was no vegetation outside,just the butterfly room, 16.00 was a ripoff. During winter months a lower rate would apply. 
  • Butterfly atrium absolutely beautiful! So many tropical butterflies that are stunning!! Watching all the butterflies fly by your head/body is amazing. I found this place extremely relaxing. 
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful butterfly exhibit added to the garden. The rose gardens are beautiful and well kept. Staying at the Hershey Hotel gets you free comp tickets to the gardens and Hershey World attractions.
  • 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.
  • Can't say much of the flower selection since I went in November, but they have an amazing butterfly room that has lots of butterflies and they have 2 types of moths, one of which is the largest moth species in the world!
  • 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.