Botanical Gardens Events

  • A Garden View, December 2014 through February 2015

    A  Garden View,  December 2014 through February 2015
  • Lectures in English

    Lectures in English
  • young photographers

    young photographers

In the latest edition of A Garden View, we're going Down Under, with an edition dedicated to Australia! Read about Australian plants at the Gardens and in their natural habitats, the contribution made by Hannah and Les Wende to Australian plants in Israel, our Australian internship program, our links with the Australian KKL-JNF, and more... For back issues, please click here.



The Gardens have launched a new set of monthly lectures in English!


Tuesday, December 16    Geophytes: adaptations and diversity, Dr. Ori Fragman-Sapir

Tuesday, January 13        Israeli oaks as markers of geological time, Dr. Michael Avishai

Thursday, February 5        Mediterranean orchids -A peak in plant evolution, Dr. Ori Fragman-                                               Sapir

The talks take place at noon in the upper lecture room, near the library.  

nature photography for young photographers

rom January to April the Jerusalem Botanical Garden is inviting young photographers (aged 11-18) to capture this time of 
transition through the lens of a camera and submit their photos to be part of a photography competition. Those who are 
interested in taking their photography to the next level will be able to take part in a photography workshop with professional 
The best photos will be displayed in a photography exhibition and the winners will be awarded prizes. 
Photos picked from among these finalists will be exhibited in a photography exhibition in London


From the Director General

Dear Visitor,

It is said that ten measures of beauty descended upon the world and that nine of them were taken by Jerusalem. That's quite a reputation to live up to!

At the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, we are constantly working to create a place of beauty, tranquility and peace in the heart of our complex city; to provide green vistas, enchanted corners, cooling water pools, and the largest plant collection in the country.

We welcome visitors from all sectors of society, from Jerusalem, Israel and overseas and we try to offer something for everyone, from tours and educational programs, to festivals and cultural events.

Please visit us, join our Friends organization, and become part of our efforts to green the City of Gold!


Oren Ben-Yosef

Director General





  • Lectures in English A new series of monthly lectures in English has started at the Gardens. Join us on selected Tuesdays at noon!

  • Bulldozers in the Gardens Builders are at work on two new flagship projects - the Children's Discovery Train and the Center for Biodiversity Education at the Dworsky Tropical Conservatory.

  • Souvenir stamp issue The Israel Postal Company is issuing a special souvenir page about plants in danger of extinction to mark the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens's 60th anniversary. The special edition will be available from post office branches and from the Stamp Authority from August 26th!

  • 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 2015, 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!

  • Plants in Bloom Click here to learn what's flowering in the Gardens!

  • New parking arrangements The upper carpark, next to Supersol, Nayot, is now closed. All visitors are requested to park in the large parking area next to the Cocktail Nursery, and accessed via the Nayot Petrol Station on Herzog Street.

  • 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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