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Fairy Tale Land at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens this Summer

Updated: Aug 16, 2020

Meet Pinocchio and Geppetto, Elsa and Rapunzel, Elsa and Rapunzel, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell and more and a fabulous tour of the tropical greenhouse!

Fairy Tale Land at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. Photo Credit: Tom Amit

Opening this August 2020! - see reviews in the comments all the way below!

Who wants to become a fairy tale character? Come and stroll through the mysterious forest with the storyteller and meet the magical fairy and the little elves! Solve the riddles and enjoy your favorite fairy tales.

This August, the Jerusalem Botanical Garden invites you to a fascinating experience. In the evenings, the place will become a magical garden with a wonderful and engaging atmosphere, full of sounds, stories, games and surprising encounters with characters that symbolize the greatest childhood experience of all legends.

In the garden, visitors will find characters from the fairy tales among them: Geppetto and Pinocchio, Rapunzel and Elsa, Humpty Dumpty and Alice in Wonderland, a playful elf, hardworking dwarf, magical fairy tales, storytellers and more will accompany the children in mysterious paths and magical luminaries with unique lighting. There will be projections on the treetops and plants in the area, with magical music and sounds that exist only in fairy tales.

Visitors will be greeted by Geppetto and Pinocchio who will give each one a puzzle and a map. The kids will be able to pose with fairy-tale characters and visit 9 destinations where special experiential activities will take place:

*Alice in Wonderland's Cricket Ground,

*Save Rapunzel from the High Tower,

*Humpty Dumpty's Riddle Wall,

*Wishing Trail,

*My First Dragon Path,

*Meet Elsa At the Hidden Waterfall,

*Follow the noise of the hammers on the hillside, and search for gold in the mine with the dwarves,

*Jack and the beanstalk climbing facilities,

* and in the new tropical greenhouse we will meet Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.

The University Botanical Garden in Givat Ram in Jerusalem opened its doors to the public according to the Ministry of Health's instructions in accordance with the purple standard, a few weeks ago. The garden covers an area of ​​approximately 120 dunams, with the area of ​​the fairy tale land constituting about a quarter of the garden. Many hundreds of families can be accommodated at the same time in approved social distance according to the Ministry of Health guidelines.

The Botanical Garden takes care of disinfecting the public areas and public services and monitoring the number of people as well as crowding during the visit, according to the Ministry of Health guidelines.

Edited to add: Tickets will be out nearer to opening. We will update.

Visitors will be asked to maintain distance between families and avoiding the gathering of over 50 people; Every visitor must wear a personal mask, and gloves are recommended (except for the exemptions according to the applicable guidelines).

Family-friendly activity - suitable for children ages 3-12

Children should dress up as their favorite fairy-tale characters for an even more exciting experience!

Opening times:

Sunday-Thursday: 17:00 -19:30 pm

Motzei Shabbat: 18:00 - 22: 30.


Price: Entry price: 79 NIS. Jerusalem card: 29 NIS. Subscriptions: 25 NIS.

To order tickets -

For more information: Botanical Garden 02-6794012

Fairy Tale Land at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. Photo Credit: Tom Amit

The University Botanical Garden in Givat Ram is a gem of nature in the heart of Jerusalem. The garden acts as an educational and research center and contains a diverse collection of plants from all over the world in a geographical view. The garden is a hub for recreation, tourism and cultural events as well as a center for education, training and research. It is the largest botanical garden in Israel, covering 120 hectares, with the largest collection of living plants in Israel and the Middle East. The garden grows more than 6,400 species and varieties of different plants from the world, presented in six geographical plots and most of them are now flowering (South Africa, Europe, North America, Australia, Southwest and Central Asia and the Mediterranean). The garden plots simulate the vegetation landscapes of each area and present spectacular views throughout the year.

Summer is already here, but there is still much blooming in the garden. At the entrance to a garden of perennials of plants all over the world in dazzling bloom.

In South Africa special succulent plants. In America, the fragrant giant flowers of magnolia trees and the red herbaceous almond blossom, in Asia you can enjoy various trees among pears and oaks and in the Mediterranean high trees, shade and magical corners, do not miss the thyme and mossy blooms, spice plants that also have beautiful blooms.

For more information: University Botanical Garden Tel. 02-6794012 or the garden's Facebook page.

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