Visiting Hershey Gardens
Hershey Gardens opened in 1937 as a 3.5-acre rose garden called Hershey Rose Garden, and by 1944 expanded to its current size of 23 acres. In 1979, the garden assumed its current name and consisted of six theme gardens. Today, Hershey Gardens is a division of the nonprofit M.S. Hershey Foundation and includes 11 theme gardens, an arboretum and a butterfly house.
Special Features of Hershey Gardens
- Historic Herhsey Rose Garden
- Japanese Garden
- Herb Garden
- Perennial Garden
- Ornamental Grass Garden
- Rock Garden
- Seasonal display gardens, and more.
Tips for Visiting Hershey Gardens
- Hershey Gardens estimates that the average visitor spends one hour to 90 minutes visiting the grounds, and longer for people with a passion for plants and gardening.
- The gardens are wheelchair accessible, and Hershey Gardens provides wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Check the Hershey Gardens website page What’s in Bloom to help plan the timing of your trip.
170 Hotel Rd, Hershey, PA 17033