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Center for Biodiversity Education at the Dworsky Tropical Conservatory

Construction works to create a Center for Biodiversity Education within an expanded Dworsky Tropical Conservatory began in October 2013 are scheduled to last around a year.


The first digger onsite!


Moving the screw pine (Pandanus) to a more sheltered position before the roof comes off.


January 2014: Infrastructure work and the start of laying foundations in the pits.



February 2014


April 2014: The large holes on either side of the existing building have been filled in and the outer walls for the new building are being constructed.

October 2014

The old roof is off along with the entire metal structure that supported it. All that remains is the structure of the iconic cupola and the stone section of the conservatory. 





  • 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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