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Drought-resistant gardening

With Israel and its neighbors in the grip of a worsening water shortage, JBG is at the forefront of testing waterwise plants. Successful species are added to the Agricultural Ministry's water-wise plant list, and recommended to growers and gardens. Plans are in the pipeline to establish a water-wise display garden to educate the public, and to demonstrate that drought-resistant plants can also be beautiful.  


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  • 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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