Spring comes to bloom spectacularly at Hershey Gardens with 100 varieties of over 30,000 tulips!

The small Hershey Gardens that was started in 1937 has grown to 23 acres, and includes seasonal plantings that range from spring tulips to fall chrysanthemums.  The rose garden boasts 275 varieties.  There are many theme gardens, including the fun and mystical children’s garden, and the secluded Japanese garden where a reflective pond is surrounded by Japanese maples and rare giant sequoias.  The culinary and medicinal herb garden will give an education of everyday plant uses, and the arboretum is a great chance to view rare trees.

The butterfly house is a popular exhibit housing between 350 to 400 butterflies of 25 North American varieties.  Volunteers head educational talks about the lifecycle of butterflies and their impact on the environment.  Hershey Gardens has a plethora of children’s programs to choose from, as well as changing art exhibits.  The Garden Gate Cafe is open seasonally for lunch hours, and a gift shop is available to purchase any souvenirs.  The Hershey Gardens are open from April until December with varying hours depending on the time of year.

170 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA  17033:  717.534.3492

Image Credit:  Alex Harden

 

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