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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. Use our Hershey online itinerary planner to add Hershey Gardens and other attractions to your Hershey vacation plans.
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  • Awesome day trip! You need to find time to hang out with butterfly whisperer "Micheal". Dude knows his creatures. Both human and bug! This was an amazing surprise from my husband. Absolutely out of th...  more »
  • Spend some time walking around these lovely gardens and be sure to check out the butterfly house. It's a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.  more »
  • We got free tickets with our stay at the Hershey Lodge, and I knew the kids would enjoy it so we went on a cold, rainy Sunday morning. The butterfly experience was beautiful and educational, too. The ...  more »
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  • Hershey Park Lodge is spectacular! We enjoyed the Christmas Sweet Lane package! it was our first visit during the winter months and its so nice to see kids enjoy the park and the sweet lights show was amazing. The indoor pool is perfect for families with little one, the lodge had so many activities and this is a very clean hotel. We really enjoyed it. Great prices!
  • Beautiful. Took my kids there over X-mas break with my parents and they loved it. The butterflies were amazing. We didn't get to see the grounds because it was too cold and the plants were dead but will go again in the summer to see 😁
  • The Gardens are beautiful. They also have an enclosed area for the butterflies. There are so many that they will land right on your. Awesome for a kid of any age. At Halloween they have Pumpkin Walk. Over 250 pumpkins at one given time are carved and set up along the walkway. I always lag behind because of all the photos I want.
  • What a beautiful place! Good walking paths. The children's area is educational. There's a small outdoor theater for presentations and a fascinating sun dial clocks unlike any I've seen that compensates for the month.
  • This was one of our favorite parts of our trip. We highly recommend it! The garden itself was kind of dead and dull when we went in December and it was rainy and cold so we stayed mostly indoors. We enjoyed seeing the butterflies and learning so.many fun facts!!

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