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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May.
28

Annual Iris Show by the Susquehanna Iris Society

The Susquehanna Iris Society is proud to showcase their annual show in the Garden Cottage at Hershey Gardens. A rainbow of irises will be on exhibit for judging and awards;...
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May.
28

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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Jun.
03

Music in the Gardens

Friday, June 3 from 6 – 8 p.m. and Friday, July 1 from 6 – 8 p.m. Back by popular demand – join us for two evenings of beautiful music...
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Jun.
04

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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Jun.
11

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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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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