Location: Zalman Shne'ur St 1, Jerusalem
Susi Döring Preston
New children’s trail at the Botanical garden is a total win. Bring extra clothing because they get wet from playing. Caffit on site is kosher for pesach so that’s another win! (Pesach 2016)
The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens is a gem in the heart of Jerusalem. It serves as an education, learning and research center, holds a diverse collection of plants from around the world which are displayed geographically and is a destination for tourism, recreation and cultural events. At around 30 acres, the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens is the largest in Israel. There are over 6,000 species and varieties of plants from around the world – Israel’s largest collection of live plants – displayed in 6 phyto-geographical sections – Southern Africa, Europe, North America, Australia, South-West and Central Asia and the Mediterranean. The sections simulate the landscapes of these areas and so there is always something blooming at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens.
Entry is free for children aged up to 18 who live in Jerusalem. Those aged up to 14 must be accompanied by an adult. In both cases, free entrance is conditional upon presentation of ID. Accompanying adults still need to pay.
Holders of the “Yerushalmi“ card are entitled to a 20% reduction on one adult ticket. Holders of LoveLoveIsrael membership cards are entitled to a 10% discount on entry tickets.
Guided tours are available for groups who book in advance in Hebrew, English, German and Russian.
They have a car park or Bus numbers 17,19 & 32