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
Loved the butterflys and took a lot of beautiful pictures. The gardens were awesome and very relaxing. more »
The gardens are a great outdoor area to explore while being outdoors and maintaining social distancing. The butterfly experience was handled nicely during this time. There was a limit of people and... more »
I visited these beautiful on a sunny breezy day and loved it. Being that I truly enjoy taking photos of flowers, I was in seventh heaven here. Took around 300 or so photos. Don't think you have enough room for them here. Hope to return soon. This trip inspired me to seek out other botanical gardens on the map to visit. Thanks, Google Maps.
Incredibly gorgeous, the whole family loved it here from 4 years old to 65. 100% worth a visit. I wish we scheduled in more time to spend here because the grounds are expansive and worth the time to stroll. We just love everything about the gardens, learning about vegetable gardens and local plants, the butterflies made everyone smile and the roses are heavenly. A must-see in Hershey!
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