Welcome to Hershey Gardens

Hershey Gardens opened in 1937 with Milton Hershey’s request to “create a nice garden of roses.” More than 80 years later, the small rose garden has blossomed into 23 acres of botanical beauty providing visitors with unique experiences and enriching opportunities.

Overlooking the town of Hershey, Hershey Gardens features a breathtaking assortment of flowers and shrubs, a stately collection of rare, signature trees, and various programs designed to delight visitors of all ages.

Indulge your senses in the color and variety of our brilliant seasonal displays and theme gardens, including the indoor, tropical Butterfly Atrium and the hands-on Children’s Garden.

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3,000 Roses In Bloom

The historical highlight of Hershey Gardens, this is where it all began in 1937. The brilliant assortment of 3,000 roses representing 115 varieties includes an interesting mix of heights, colors and flower forms of Hybrid Tea, floribunda, shrub, and miniature roses, and features the new AARS rose variety winners each year.

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Guided Walk

Join Dr. Ray Barbehenn, a biologist with an expertise in plant ecology, for an hour-long adventure through the gardens as you learn about plants and trees. Bring your curiosity! Included...
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Winter Highlights Walk

Join us for a monthly walk around the garden to enjoy the beauty of winter and the changes that each month brings.  Attend one, two or all three walks! Registration...
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Easter Sunrise Service

A Hershey Gardens tradition starting in 1947, the community is invited to join the Hershey Ministerium for this free, non-denominational service. Proceeds support Hershey Food Bank and Love INC. In...
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Homeschool Day: Living Things at Night

Join us for Homeschool Day! For students Kindergarten through Grade 6 Discover how adaptations and behaviors of insects, spiders and creatures of the night allow them to survive and thrive...
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Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate the natural world! Join us to learn how to compost with worms, plant potatoes, create a nature journal, and appreciate the natural beauty captured in the photography of Sarah...
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The Children’s Garden Capital Campaign

2023 will mark the 20th anniversary of The Children’s Garden, and the time has come to embark on a necessary revitalization of this much-loved garden. The revitalization plan includes the entire 1.5 acres and will proudly feature a new interactive play structure, as well as dozens of colorful new plants, trees and shrubs.

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