Hershey Gardens Pumpkin Glow
Hershey Gardens was opened by Milton S. Hershey in 1937 as Hershey Rose Garden. At the time of opening the garden was just three and a half acres, by 1944 the gardens had reached twenty-three acres. In 1979 it was renamed Hershey Gardens. Today the twenty-three acre garden offers a variety of themed gardens including The High Point Garden, Japanese Garden, M.S. Hershey Tribute Garden, Ornamental Grass Garden and the Historic Hershey Rose Garden. There are over five thousand rose bushes, a Children’s garden, Butterfly House and even chocolate-scented flowers.
My family and I had the opportunity to visit the Hershey Gardens on Halloween. It was the last day of their annual Pumpkin Glow event, and we couldn’t wait to see all the carved pumpkins while exploring parts of the garden and collecting candy. This year the gardens held four showings of Pumpkin Glow from 6 – 9 PM. The price is included in your admission ticket. The day we attended it was windy and chilly but the kids loved walking through the garden looking for their favorite characters and trick-or-treating at the same time. Here’s some of our favorites from the Hershey Gardens Pumpkin Glow exhibit.
The Hershey Gardens is open from April through late December (except Thanksgiving and Christmas). Hours vary by season for for special events. If you plan on visiting the gardens soon check out their Santa’s Secret Garden event. The event will run from December 4th through 12th. Event details are below:
December 4, 5, 11, & 12 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
$10.50, for adults, $9.50 for seniors (62+), and $7.50 for juniors (ages 3 – 12). Children under 3 and Hershey Gardens members are free!
Right now the gardens are offering a discounted winter rate of $7.50 for ages 13 and older, $6.50 for 62 and older, $5.50 for kids ages 3-12. Visitors can also purchase combo package for the gardens and the Hershey Story Museum at a discount rate.