Jerusalem Botanical Gardens
Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (02)648-0049
The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens has more than six thousand plant species, which were brought to Israel from all over the world and are being preserved for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. The plants are displayed in six sections, North America, South Africa, Europe, Australia, Central Asia, Mediteranean, each designed to create a miniature landscape of the region of origin of the plants. During the summer, the botanical gardens hosts festivals with workshops and activities. There is also a Garden Train for kids to enjoy.
Garden highlights include a colorful indoor tropical conservatory (currently closed for major expansion and renovation), a Plants of the Bible trail with biblical crop exhibit, a herb and medicinal plant garden, an African savannah grass maze, a tour by Flower Train, a picturesque lakeside restaurant and a plant nursery. A children's discovery trail is to be built during 2013-14.
Visited by some 200,000 people annually, the Gardens run a variety of festivals and activities throughout the year as well as educational and therapeutic programs under the banner "Plants Grow People."
Summertime opening hours:
Garden Train: Monday-Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm (on the hour)
Ticket Prices: Adult 30 NIS
Child, Pensioner, Student, Soldier , Disabled person 20 NIS
How To Get To The Botanical Gardens…
By Private Vehicle
Take Rechov Herzog South just past Rechov Burla to the first turn off on the right. Then make a left into the Botanical Gardens parking lot.
19, 31 (Rechov Herzog) 17 (Rehov Yehuda Burla)
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