LET'S VISIT HERSHEY GARDENS: A JERSEY MOMMA REVIEW
Have you ever been to Hershey Gardens? Sure, you know Hersheypark and Hershey's Chocolate World, but you're truly missing out if you visit Hershey, Pennsylvania and skip seeing Hershey Gardens. What is Hershey Gardens? It's certainly more than just a garden! Read on and see!
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My usual disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post. No one paid me to write this- I have visited Hershey Gardens many times and I'm just sharing my experience with you, 'cause that's how I roll!If you've read my blog before, then you know we are big fans of Hershey and love visiting there whenever we can. You might have even read my reviews of The Hershey Lodge, Hershey Hotel and Chocolate World, as well as my overview of Hershey Sweet Lights during the holidays. You can visit my entire Hershey page to read all of my Hershey reviews!
Where is Hershey Gardens?Hershey Gardens is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, at the base of The Hotel Hershey, right across from its entrance. If you're staying at the Hotel, you can actually walk to the gardens or take a shuttle down. You can drive, too, of course, since they have a small parking lot out front.
When Can I Visit Hershey Gardens?Hershey Gardens is open seasonally, and their beautiful butterfly atrium is open year round (but always check their website for their hours of operation and event calendar). You can also visit their Facebook page for more information.
|A view of Hersheypark from the conservatory|
How Much Does it Cost to Visit Hershey Gardens?If you stay at one of the Hershey Hotels, they will usually give you free vouchers for the gardens. Otherwise, admission as of the publication date of this entry is $12.50 for adults. There are prices for juniors (ages 3-12, $9.00), seniors (ages 62 and up, $11.50), and children age 2 and under are free. But always check their website for the most accurate pricing. They often offer a discount during the winter season, too, so be sure to check their website.
What Will I See at Hershey Gardens?First off, Hershey Gardens has a very informative page on their website that might answer a lot of your questions about when they're open and what you can do there. Be sure to check it out as it answered a lot of my questions before our trip.
The idea of Hershey Gardens is that you walk through it on paths to see all of the beautiful flowers and displays. You can't ride bicycles or wear roller skates or picnic there. It's almost like an outdoor, flowering museum! There is a map you can follow and lots of areas to explore, so wear good walking shoes! If you are visiting during a particularly hot or sunny day, you might want to wear a hat and sunscreen since you'll be outdoors.There is an indoor conservatory where you start out, and that's the building that houses their beautiful butterfly atrium and tropical flowers (included with your admission).
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|The walking paths at Hershey Gardens|
The outdoor section of Hershey Gardens is open seasonally, so what you see there depends on when you visit. In the Springtime, there are rows and rows of beautiful spring bulbs to see, and many gorgeous flowering trees. Such amazing photo ops!!!
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