Adult & Family Programs

Hershey Gardens offers a variety of adult and family educational programs and classes throughout the seasons. Led by Gardens staff and local experts, programs and classes are designed for students of all levels.

Free Presentation: Climate Change and Penn's Woods - What Does the Future Hold?

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 7 - 8 p.m.
Hosted by the Manada Conservancy
Held in the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory 

As the climate changes, plants and animals have three options: adapt, move, or die. This is already beginning to happen in many places across the globe, including here in Pennsylvania. Greg Czarnecki, climate change and research coordinator for the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will share his vast understanding of the effects of a changing climate. His presentation will look at the current and projected impacts of climate change on our native species and forests, and the challenges and opportunities conservationists face in helping to ensure their survival.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register by contacting the Manada Conservancy office at or 717-566-4122.


Turkey Gourd Workshop

Sunday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m.
Led by Meadowbrooke Gourds
Members: $55, Non-members: $65

This fall, come and enjoy the fall splendor of the Gardens and craft this gourd turkey. You can create one for yourself or make it as a gift for the Thanksgiving host. Turkey is approximately 6" in diameter, 10 - 12" tall and comes with all the accessories shown. Advanced ticket purchase required - tickets will go on sale on October 1.
Members: $55, Non-members: $65

Winter Wreath Making

Saturday, December 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Led by Jody Davey, Hershey Gardens Horticulturalist
Members: $55, Non-members: $65

Late fall and winter in the Gardens is a time for fall cleanup and winter pruning. The limbs, twigs, pods and other "compost" collected during these activities provide wonderful materials for winter decor, and when carefully arranged can be used to create a stunning, long-lasting fresh wreath. In this class, each participant will create a 24" wreath from fresh Garden trimmings, prunings and other natural objects. All supplies and materials are provided. Advanced ticket purchase is required - tickets will go on sale in November.