The Gardens were founded by botanical scientists, and scientific standards continue to define day-to-day work. Research is used to further both botanical and public knowledge.

The Gardens carry out their own research projects, collaborate with botanists and ecologists and provide support for external researchers in projects both within and outside of the Gardens' grounds.

Research fields include:

o    Ecological research into the factors that influence Mediterranean biodiversity

o    The taxonomy of plant groups such as garlics and oaks

o    Reproductive mechanisms of various endangered native plants and methods for creating sustainable      populations of these plants in the Gardens   Read more about endangered plants.

o    Pollination

o    Behavior of different perennial plants in response to climatic changes over the years.

o    Resource allocation in bulbous plants


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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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