Horticulture: Hershey Gardens

All About Pollinators
60 minutes
Pollinators are essential to the health of gardens and our natural environment. Learn more about honey bees, bumblebees, carpenter bees, wasps, butterflies and hummingbirds and how to attract these helpful and beneficial pollinators to your yard as well as the essential elements of a successful butterfly/pollinator garden.

Gardening with Annuals
60 minutes
Annual flowers are an important and beautiful part of any flower garden; learn how to incorporate them into your home landscape. This presentation will focus on how to design and plant your garden. A number of photos from Hershey Gardens will illustrate possible landscape designs as well as tips and care after installation.

The Secret Life of Butterflies
45 minutes
Get a behind-the-scenes pictorial look at the butterflies and their many-legged friends in the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Gardens. Find out what it takes to manage a live butterfly exhibit and learn about some of the mysteries of the insect world. From praying mantids that can “mimic” an orchid to butterflies the size of a bird.

Hershey Gardens: A Historical Overview
45 minutes
Milton Hershey loved gardens and worked to create a horticultural legacy. Learn more about how beautiful landscaping and gardens were a part of Hershey’s earliest plans for his community. Explore the origins of the Hershey Rose Garden and its evolution from “a nice garden of roses” to the beautiful 23-acre botanical garden visitors enjoy today.