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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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  • We were lucky and went to this place when the roses were in full bloom, gorgeous! The butterfly aviary is great, lots of amazing colorful butterflies! We had a wonderful time wandering all the wonderf...  more »
  • If you enjoy gardens this is well worth the time. I only wish there was a dedicated sidewalk from town for the walk to the gardens  more »
  • A must see on your list when you are in Hershey. They have a quaint little gift shop too. Before you go out to the gardens you can enjoy the butterfly emporium. There are all kinds of butterflies flyi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful! And educational. Roamed the 23 acres for hours looking at the multitude of beds and gardens within the gardens. It's position above Hershey and just below the hotel added an aura of uniqueness. We stopped in the butterfly atrium to watch the many species flutter about and to learn from the curator. I highly recommend stopping by if you're in the Hershey area.
  • The new Butterfly house was amazing and fun. A great variety of flowers and trees. Although there were many visitors it was relaxing without bumping into people as you take pictures and time to look without being rushed.
  • Great place to go for a date. Very peaceful with plenty of places to just sit and enjoy the flowers around you. They even have a kids area, so families can enjoy the gardens as well.

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