Group Visits to Hershey Gardens

Hershey Gardens offers special discount admission rates for groups of 15 or more individuals. Complimentary admission offered for bus drivers.

To schedule a group visit or for more information click on the Group Reservation Form link below.

Group Reservation Form

Birthday Parties

Choose from two birthday party options:

Book a Lego®-themed birthday party with a certified Snapology facilitator who will set up, conduct the activities and clean-up. Learn more here.

Celebrate your child’s birthday in the Garden Cottage! As an optional add-on, invite a Zoology Zone animal or insect to your party! Our animal handler may bring frogs, snakes, lizards, or tarantulas for a 30-minute information session. Also includes optional guest handling of Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Learn more here.

Private Before- or After-Hours Visits

Planning a small special event or private photography session? Let us help! Visit the Gardens before or after normal operating hours for $150 per hour, plus admission.

$150 deposit required to reserve. Deposit is refundable if reservation is canceled at least 48 hours in advance.

Please call Vera at (717) 508-5970 for more information and availability. 

Self-Guided Experience

The self-guided experience is great for groups to be inspired by the many theme gardens. A visit to the indoor Butterfly Atrium is included.

  • Allow 60-90 minutes
  • $14.50 for adults & seniors/$11.50 for juniors (includes admission)

Private Guided Tours

Learn the history and horticulture of Hershey Gardens! We are pleased to offer guided tours with one dedicated guide per 25 guests. Reservations are required and must be made four weeks in advance. Guided tours are subject to tour guide availability. The indoor Butterfly Atrium is included. 

Full Garden Tour
Learn the history behind Mr. Hershey’s Garden. Tour path is approximately .75 mile.

  • Allow 60 minutes
  • $25 per person (includes admission)

Historic Rose Garden Tour
June – September
Learn the story of Hershey Rose Garden and how we care for our 3,000 roses.

  • Allow 30 minutes
  • $20 per person (includes admission)

Orchid Highlights Tour in the Butterfly Atrium
Enjoy a guided tour of Orchid species while walking among hundreds of butterflies.

  • Allow 30 minutes
  • $20 per person (includes admission)
  • Up to 10 participants during regular operating hours

Celebrating an Event? Rent the Garden Cottage!

Learn about Garden Cottage event
rentals here.

Reservation and Payment

One payment for the entire group is due upon arrival. Cash, check or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) are acceptable forms of payment.

Entering the Butterfly Atrium

Larger groups (20 or more people) may be asked to enter the Atrium in smaller groups at separate times to minimize congestion.


Free motorcoach parking is available. Please use caution when walking through the parking area to and from the vehicle.

  • To drop off your guests, please pull up to the bus drop-off area near the main entrance
  • Please do not block parking lot entrance
  • Hershey Gardens has a no-idling policy


Hershey Gardens is located on Hotel Road opposite The Hotel Hershey.