Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory| Hershey Gardens

The addition of a conservatory at Hershey Gardens pays homage to the legacy and wishes of Milton and Catherine Hershey. The design was inspired by a conservatory that the Hersheys had erected next to their home’s garden in 1909. Located just south of “Swan Lake” the building serves as the new entrance for Hershey Gardens and provides visitors to the gardens with a stunning view of the Lake and Historic Rose Garden.
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The addition of a conservatory at Hershey Gardens pays homage to the legacy and wishes of Milton and Catherine Hershey. The design was inspired by a conservatory that the Hersheys had erected next to their home’s garden in 1909. Located just south of “Swan Lake” the building serves as the new entrance for Hershey Gardens and provides visitors to the gardens with a stunning view of the Lake and Historic Rose Garden.

In addition to becoming the Garden’s new main entrance, the 16,000 SF building provides a year-round space for a number of education and exhibition areas. Most notable is the large atrium, which will house hundreds of exotic butterflies year round. Additional spaces include, a children’s garden, a garden terrace for summer months, and an events area for weddings and other special occasions. Significant structural features include a complex design for the large barrel atrium and support for the architecturally exposed lantern roof framing element. Completed without interrupting the garden’s normal operations, the project was successfully finished on schedule.

CLIENT: LSC Design
LOCATION: Hershey, PA

TYPE: Commercial, Cultural, SERVICES: New Construction, MATERIALS: SUSTAINABILITY: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Final Photography © LSC Design

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