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Project "Plants in Danger of Extinction"

The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens are requesting the public's help to rescue plants in danger of extinction!
For the past 15 years, the Gardens have been working to protect plants in danger of extinction. Israel is an area of high biodiversity, with some 2,300 wild plants. But urbanization and development are putting more than 400 species in danger by destroying or interfering with their natural habitats. The Gardens collect, cultivate and teach about these species and even sometimes return them to nature. Around 130 rare species – most of them native Israeli – already grow in the Gardens. Some are promoted as ornamental plants to growers and gardeners.
We are appealing to you, members of the public, to adopt one plant at risk!
These rare species represent a unique gene pool. If they disappear, they will disappear for ever.
For further information, a list of plants, and to donate, please click here





  • 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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