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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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  • A lovely space to walk even in the colder months. There is always something to enjoy. The butterfly room is very warm so you'll want to hang up your jacket just outside the door. All if the workers are very pleasant. A relaxing place to visit. Good for the solitary visitor or families with you children who will love the childrens' garden.
  • Visited the butterfly atrium at Hershey Gardens, the staff, as with the rest of the Hershey Hotel, was absolutely fantastic. The atrium itself isn't terribly large, but the variety and quality of the specimens inside was stunning. We got so many great pictures and my fiance even had a butterfly follow her throughout the atrium! Would recommend that you wear muted colors unless you want butterflies to land on you looking for pollen!
  • I love the butterfly house! This was very beautiful even in early spring. I know the prettiest time is yet to come later this spring and early summer. We got free admission because of reciprocal membership at another garden. It was very peaceful and relaxing here and there were great views of Hershey from the parking lot.
  • Came here in the winter and it was still a wonderful visit. The butterfly atrium is fantastic and one of the better ones I've been to and they had a great variety of butterflies. Trails were wonderfully maintained even in January. Can't wait to return when the gardens are in bloom!!!
  • Always wonderful even in winter. The butterfly atrium is so great for kids of all ages. Such a treat to spend some time striollng the gardens and then have a meal at the Hershey hotel. Today we combined the zoo with the gardens and it was a lovely kid friendly day!

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