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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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  • Wonderful place with friendly and knowledgeable staff, all being very nice to to talk to. The butterfly atrium is fascinating. The grounds are well kept, easy to walk, and have many different plants.....  more
    Wonderful place with friendly and knowledgeable staff, all being very nice to to talk to. The butterfly atrium is fascinating. The grounds are well kept, easy to walk, and have many different plants.....  more »
  • Tulips are my favorite flower and the display at Hershey Gardens was spectacular, Also went to the Butterfly House, so fun! Haven’t been in a few years, needed it more than I knew! Awesome! 
    Tulips are my favorite flower and the display at Hershey Gardens was spectacular, Also went to the Butterfly House, so fun! Haven’t been in a few years, needed it more than I knew! Awesome!  more »
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  • Had so much fun here. Such a zen environment and a great way to spend a beautiful sunny day. This is such a great way to relax and walk through the beautiful butterfly room or walk outside through what will soon be beautiful garden beds. Some trees are budding and blooming already. I highly recommend this relaxing place. The price is really good too and there is so much more to see than just the butterflies.
  • The butterfly atrium is gorgeous year round as it is climate controlled. The gardens are beautiful in the Spring and Summer but obviously during the winter they are non-existent. Regardless there is a mile walking trail with a really nice mix of trees; some exceedingly rare examples.

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