More Than Just "A Nice Garden Of Roses"
When approached to sponsor a national rosarium in Washington, D.C., Milton S. Hershey instead decided to create a garden in Hershey, Pennsylvania where he and the community could enjoy it. Hershey Gardens began with Mr. Hershey's request to "create a nice garden of roses."
The original 3 1/2 acre rose garden opened to the public in 1937. By 1942 Hershey Gardens expanded to a dazzling 23 acre botanical garden.
Now filled with beautiful themed gardens, colorful seasonal displays, unique trees, a magnificent outdoor Butterfly House and 5,000 breathtaking roses. Hershey Gardens simply must be experienced.
The Children's Garden is truly a garden to sweeten the imagination. This magical place is filled with 32 theme gardens to teach the young and young-at-heart about the wonders of nature and plants.