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.
Hershey Gardens Reviews
Even though it was winter, it was a beautiful walk outside in the gardens. There is a magical butterfly atrium to visit. Can't wait to go back when the various gardens are in bloom, Children's, Japane... more »
We came in November, which, much of the outside flowers were not in bloom, but, I would have gone anyway for the Butterflies alone!! Beautiful and Serene in there, it's a small area but butterflies ev... more »
Nice, clean and beautiful place to visit. The rose garden is beautiful with many roses of different colors and types. The butterfly house is amazing to see so many little creatures flutter all around you. The walkways lead your through many different styles of gardens and the children's garden is wonderful for the little ones and big ones as well. Definitely worth the visit.
The best part is the butterfly observatory. They were varied and plentiful. Definitely the standout of the entire place. The rest of the garden was okay. It’s large and well maintained. I wasn’t blown away but it was a nice last minute detour after realizing I was close to Hershey while at a rest stop on the interstate. I’m not up north that often so it was worth the trip.
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