Your Guide to Beautiful Hershey Gardens in Hershey, PA

In addition to many sweet somethings in Hershey, you will find sweet flowers in the beautiful Hershey Gardens in Hershey, PA. Settle in for a charming stay at The Inn at Westwynd Farm and prepare for your ultimate garden getaway.

Like many places in Hershey, PA, Hershey Gardens exists today because of Milton Hershey. During the 1930s, Milton wanted a rose garden for Hershey workers and their families to enjoy. In 1937, Hershey Gardens opened. Fast forward to today, and the gardens have grown to 23 acres of beautiful assorted flowers, shrubs, and rare trees. The layout of this botanical paradise is organized into seasonal displays, themed gardens, and a butterfly atrium.


You’ll find many seasonal displays amidst the themed gardens, from rocks and roses to oaks and herbs. Here are a few highlights to pique your interest:

Historic Hershey Rose Garden

This is where it all started, thanks to Milton Hershey. Visit this themed garden to admire 3,000 colored roses from 115 varieties, including hybrid, shrub, and miniature.

Seasonal Display Garden

Many repeat visitors attend this display annually to enjoy each season’s unique offerings. This spring, feast your eyes on 93 varieties of 28,000 tulips. Summer will bring a kaleidoscope of colorful annuals, and fall will feature signature chrysanthemums in rich autumn hues.

Oak Grove

Walk among the mighty oaks or rest quietly in the shade while watching the squirrels’ entertaining antics.

Herb Garden

The moment you step into this garden, intoxicating aromas of various herbs reward you. Learn which herbs are used for medicine, cooking, color dye, and aromatherapy.

Japanese Garden

If you’re familiar with Japanese gardens, you know this is a place to find peace and serenity. Amidst the sparkling stream and reflective pond, you’ll discover Japanese maples, giant sequoias, Dawn Redwood trees, perennials, shrubs, and ground covers. It’s genuinely a zen-like experience.

Other Gardens

  • M.S. Hershey Tribute Garden (honoring Mr. Hershey’s love of horticulture and beauty)
  • Rock Garden (for all seasons)
  • Ornamental Grasses (a favorite of guests)
  • The Bill Bowman Garden (dedicated to Hershey Gardens former director)
  • The Children’s Garden (educational and whimsical)
  • Arboretum (stately statues and shady trees)
  • Perennial Garden (changes throughout the seasons)
  • Native Plant Garden (celebrates plants that are native to northeastern North America)


The Butterfly Atrium is open all year and allows visitors to stroll among hundreds of fluttering butterflies from around the globe. The atrium’s tropical environment, necessary for butterflies, features a calming waterfall and colorful, exotic plants that provide nectar. The Atrium also features dozens of rare butterflies from South and Central America, Africa, and Asia. The species change frequently, so every visit brings new and exciting experiences.

After a day touring the beautiful Hershey Gardens in Hershey, PA, return to your comfortable and well-appointed guest room or suite at The Inn at Westwynd Farm. Here, you’ll enjoy warm hospitality, delicious breakfasts, and luxurious amenities in a charming equestrian farm setting. There are also endless other things to do in Hershey, PA, like Hershey Park and Hershey’s Chocolate World.

Check availability today and get ready to explore the beautiful Hershey Gardens in Hershey, PA.


Updated April 2024


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