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Lorenzo Duran

The first exhibition in Israel of the unique leaf-cutting art of Lorenzo Duran

From September 7, 2012 to January 31, 2013

The exhibition has attracted a high level of interest, and will therefore be extended until January 31, 2013! 



"The quality of the colors, the character and the textures of the singularity of nature, they are the purest art of all, and this gives me creative inspiration."

                                                                                                                                                                                   Lorenzo Duran



Lorenzo Duran is a Spanish artist, who began working with a range of media from a young age. One day, he noticed a caterpillar nibbling on a leaf. This inspired him to develop his art form of leaf-cutting. His inspiration also came from the Asian craft of paper-cutting that has been practised for thousands of years. 


Over the last four years, Duran has occupied himself with leaf-cutting, refining his technique to achieve impressive results. His works have been sold all over the world and have generated great interest in the medium.  


Duran washes, dries and presses the leaves. He then cuts them with a miniature knife and coats them with a wax varnish in order to preserve them. 


The work "Jerusalem Leaf" was created by Duran especially for the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, the site of his first exhibition outside of Spain.




















Entrance to the exhibition is included in the price of entry to the Gardens.


Adult: NIS 30

Child: NIS 20 from age 3

Entry is free for Garden subscription holders on presentation of a membership card.



Opening hours of the Gardens and the exhibition: 

Sun to Thurs: 9.00-17.00

Fri:                    9.00-15.00

Sat:                  9.00-17.00 







  • 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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