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Hershey Gardens Celebrates June with 3,000 Blooming Roses, Live Music

Guests Named “Rose” Receive Free Admission in June

June makes its grand entrance at Hershey Gardens with 3,000 roses representing 115 varieties. The Historic Hershey Rose Garden at Hershey Gardens is the original 3.5 acres created in 1937 out of Mr. Hershey’s request to create “a nice garden of roses.” 

June is also National Rose Month, and in celebration, all guests named “Rose” will receive free admission to Hershey Gardens during the month of June. Special music in June includes Music in the Gardens on Friday, June 3, and Elegant Airs Flute Quartet on Father’s Day.

Following is a complete listing of June activities at Hershey Gardens:  

Music in the Gardens
Friday, June 3, 2022
6–8 p.m.
Featured will be Philadelphia-based jazz vocalist Kevin Valentine with the Kirk Reese Trio performing standards. Guests are invited to bring their own beverages and snacks, as well as chairs or a blanket. Music in the Gardens is included in admission; The Butterfly Atrium will be closed for the concert.

Hershey Horticulture Society Flower Show
Thursday, June 16, 2022
1-5 p.m.
Hershey Horticulture Society (HHS) presents the "The Way It Was" flower show. The exhibit features displays, specimens and arrangements from HHS members and is judged by the National Garden Club. Held in the Education and Horticultural Wing of the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Gardens. Included in admission.

Father’s Day and Elegant Airs Flute Quartet*
Sunday, June 19, 2022
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
*11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All dads receive free admission. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., guests can listen to local flute quartet Elegant Airs performing a wide range of music genres in the Historic Hershey Rose Garden. Guests are invited to bring their own chairs or a blanket. Included in admission. 

Extended summer hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Saturday, May 28, through Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Last entry into the Butterfly Atrium is 5:45 p.m. For a complete listing of all activities, please visit HersheyGardens.org


The M.S. Hershey Foundation exists to preserve and enhance Milton Hershey’s legacy and community vision and to provide educational and cultural enrichment to residents of Hershey. Hershey Community Archives, Hershey Gardens, Hershey Theatre and The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue are operating divisions of the Foundation. www.mshersheyfoundation.org