Hershey Gardens

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  • Address: 170 Hotel Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, United States, 17033
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-7175343492
  • Ticket Price: 11 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Park, Family And Kids, Nature, Landmarks, Parks

About Hershey Gardens, Hershey

Spread over 23 acres of area, the Hershey Gardens is a botanical garden and arboretum complex located atop a hill overlooking the beautiful Hersheypark. It was a gift to the community by Milton Hershey in the honor of his wife Catherine. The huge garden complex houses 11 themed gardens, children’s garden and butterfly house to name a few.

Attractions include:

  • Butterfly house
  • Rose gardens: Hershey Rose Garden, Italian Rose Garden, Mrs. Hershey's Rose Garden and Bill Bowman Garden
  • Flowering gardens: Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Seasonal Garden, Memorial Garden and arboretum.
  • Other gardens: Coniferous Garden, Oak Grove, Herb Garden, Ornamental Grasses and Japanese garden.

Hershey Gardens Information

  • Combined tickets for Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story's Museum Experience are available.

Hershey Gardens Ticket Prices

  • Senior (age 62+): 9.50 USD
  • Junior (ages 3-12): 7.50 USD
  • Free for Children under 2 years.

Hershey Gardens Opening and Closing Hours

  • Butterfly house open from May to September.
  • Check official website for detailed calender.

How To reach Hershey Gardens by Public Transport

  • By Car
  • On Foot

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Things to Know Before Visiting Hershey Gardens

  • 95% of people who visit Hershey include Hershey Gardens in their plan

  • 40.09% of people start their Hershey Gardens visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hershey Gardens

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

90.52% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hershey Gardens

People normally club together The Hershey Story Museum and Hersheypark while planning their visit to Hershey Gardens.

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Hershey Gardens, Hershey Reviews

  • I loved the place, even though there wasn't too much in bloom. The grounds were beautiful and provided for a very nice walk. I believe the guide told us there is something like 23 acres of land and you can walk almost anywhere. They encourage you to walk into the grass and explore the trees and such. The butterfly atrium was also a very lovely experience as the butterflies seemed to be so people friendly and flew right up to people. It was a wonderful experience overall, though I would recommend going when more is in bloom, though every day they have a table that shows what is currently in bloom. Definitely recommend to anyone who is going to be in the Hershey area.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I joined my son’s second grade class on a field trip to the butterfly conservatory. We had a great time! The guides engaged all of the children in the class as well as the teachers and chaperones. The butterflies were beautiful!

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