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
  • Fax: +1-7175335057
  • Ticket Price: 11 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Park, Family And Kids, Nature, Landmarks, Parks

Hershey Gardens - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Hershey Gardens

  • Hershey Gardens Address: 170 Hotel Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, United States, 17033
  • Hershey Gardens Contact Number: +1-7175343492
  • Hershey Gardens Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Hershey Gardens Price: 11 USD
  • Best time to visit Hershey Gardens(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Hershey Gardens: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hershey Gardens

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

  • 40.22% 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

90.57% 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

  • 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.

  • The butterfly house was really neat and my kids really enjoyed it. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The gardens are very beautiful, not to big, and well maintained. The children's garden was my favorite. However, the Japanese gardens are lacking. Overall a great place for an afternoon with the whole family.

  • Beautiful gardens but you need to be EXTREMELY careful inside the butterfly garden. I understand with how delicate everything is in there you have to not touch anything. Unfortunately someone made a mistake and to get the butterfly off the ground (in a closed in, very tight area if more than 2 people standing there), they let it walk onto their hand and they lifted it up to a nearby plant. They did it very delicately, not touching the wings or anything (butterfly had full range to do whatever it wanted) but by the time she lifted it up to a nearby leaf a young female staff member had saw her and swooped in like a hawk almost tripping over herself, raising her voice way above what was appropriate (very embarrassing in a room full of people) telling the girl how she better not catch her doing it again or else she is being thrown out. Heaven forbid one lands on a person, I'd hate to see what happens then! Later on I told a family with two small children going in about it and told them that if one lands on them to stiffen up and be prepared to be yelled at. The situation could have been handled better. On the other hand, staff seems okay with middle aged women cutting off the red roses in the garden and walking out with them. *shrug* go figure. There is a place in the main building for what looks like a wedding venue. There are restrooms outside (lit only by the sunroof), a few vending machines nearby the restroom and what looks like a building to sit out of the sun. Everything was clean and well kept.

  • 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.

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