Close to 29,000 tulips on display at Hershey Gardens

Harrisburg

Close to 29,000 tulips are in full bloom at Hershey Gardens.

A tradition since 1942, visitors can see 50 different types of tulips over the next two weeks. Over the Easter holiday alone, approximately 3,000 visitors checked out the flowers, the majority of which bloomed Thursday.

This year, there are 30 new types of tulips on display. 

“They all do look very similar. Some of the varieties are taller than others. Some of the flowers are slightly different. We have some that look like peonies. In fact, we’ve had some people come to us and say, ‘that’s not a tulip,’ but really it is,” said Alyssa Hagarman, a horticulture specialist for Hershey Gardens.

Hershey Gardens is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. If you miss the tulips, roses will be grown next for the Memorial Day holiday.

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