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“Beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hershey Gardens

Hershey Gardens
170 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-3492
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Hershey
Type: Gardens
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Owner description: Established as a formal rose garden in 1937 by Milton Hershey, Hershey Gardens features more than 23 acres of horticultural excellence. Filled with magnificent theme gardens, colorful seasonal displays, the seasonal outdoor Butterfly House and the renowned rose garden filled with 5,000 rose bushes, Hershey Gardens simply must be experienced!
St. Augustine, FL
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The staff at the Gardens are so friendly and you can tell that they really enjoy being there. The grounds are gorgeous and well kept. The kids enjoyed the "scavenger hunt". I'm really glad that we took the time to visit this place. It was much more than we expected!

Visited October 2012
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“Hershey gardens a "sweet" surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We have visited the Hershey Gardens every time we visit Hershey or Lancaster. These gardens take on a different personality with the seasons and the many, many volunteers keep each area in pristine condition. Having visited the Dupont's Longwood Gardens we expected to see the best at Hershey. The gardens are designed to take advantage of the landscape and you can see the Hershey Hotel from several viewpoints within the garden. It is a photographer's dream from the ponds, butterfly house, rose gardens, and flowers of every type. The walk is casual (although some hills) and does not require as much time to cover as Longwood; however, the parking can be tight so get there early. We parked in our RV with no problems.
After our garden tour we had lunch at the Hershey Hotel and walked around the grounds taking more pictures just like we were "paying" guests. A wonderful way to spend the day and make some treasured memories. It is very interesting to see how different Biltmore, Hershey and Dupont created their gardens. Add these three to your bucket list.

Visited October 2012
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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My husband proposed to me here so of course it holds a special spot in my heart. It's a wonderful place to take a few hours to spend walking among the flowers and relax. There are many events that are held at this venue that can be attended by the public by purchasing tickets. One event that I especially look forward to is the Day of Wine and Roses (if that's not the exact title of the event, then it's something close to that).

Visited May 2012
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Boyertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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“WOW”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Nice displays that change all the time. Worth the time. The flowers are awesome everytime I go. Paking can be tricky if you have a bigger vehicle, but worth it.

Visited April 2012
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“Hershey Gardens is a beautiful serene escape”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Visited Hershey Gardens in August and it was just beautiful. Spent hours taking pictures and looking at butterflies at the butterfly garden. Could have spent more time, but it was a VERY hot day and it was just unbearable. They do provide parasals for the sun.

Visited August 2012
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