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The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens offer a 30-acre retreat of beauty and tranquility in the heart of Israel's largest metropolis.

Something is always blooming in the Gardens' six geographical sections, which hint at landscapes of origin. Here, you can travel from Europe to North America, from Southern Africa to Australia, and from Asia to the Mediterranean, without stepping on a single plane!

With the largest plant collection in Israel (some 10,000 species), the Gardens truly present 'biodiversity live'!

Visitors can relax aboard the Flower Train, or wander along enchanting, leafy paths. Highlights include a colorful indoor tropical conservatory, a Plants of the Bible trail, a herb and medicinal plant garden, and an African savannah grass maze.

The Gardens run a variety of festivals and activities throughout the year, and boast a picturesque lakeside restaurant ("Caffit BeGan", kosher dairy) and plant nursery.





  • Temporary clocure Between 26.1.16 - 29.2.16 entry to the gardens will be through the entrance at Yehuda Burla 1 st. Entry through the tunnel is closed for renovation.

  • Temporary closure of the Dworsky Tropical Conservatory The conservatory is now closed to the public for renovation and expansion. The new-look conservatory, scheduled to re-open in 2016, will provide an even better visitor experience in future! Follow the construction works here!

  • Reciprocal membership agreements Members of the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens are also eligible for membership benefits at the Chicago and San Diego botanical gardens, thanks to a reciprocal membership scheme!

  • Become a fan! Help to publicize the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens by checking in to our English Facebook and sharing what's going on AND by recommending us on TripAdvisor!

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