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Jerusalem Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1 Yehuda Burla, Jerusalem 9371401, Israel
Phone Number: 972 2 6794012

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The gardens of the Botanical Department of the Hebrew University,Very well planed,a huge representation of the plants of the Holy Land

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerusalem, Israel
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ness ziona
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love the botanical gardens, we come every year to enjoy the beauty. Last time they had a special arts festival with activities for kids, and a year before, a cherry bloom festival with many different activities for kids in contex with Japan. This August we are planning a night visit (next week) to enjoy the special event planned. If... More 

Thank sharon p
Ra'anana, HaMerkaz, Israel
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful garden. Great atmosphere and children's event. Worth the visit. If you are into botanical gardens, this one is very well planned and informative. Not everything is accessible due to construction, but you don't feel that you're missing anything because of it L.

Thank Lawrence G
Jerusalem, Israel
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372 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens of the Botanical Department of the Hebrew University,Very well planed,a huge representation of the plants of the Holy Land

Thank airport2015
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A great way to spend a day with young children. The Discovery Trail comprises four areas: water, land, trees and roots. The activities in the first two areas were excellent - interactive and varied, and kept kids engaged. We did not manage the find the last two areas. There is no signage so it is easy to miss or take... More 

Thank bevjy
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23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

If you want to spend a couple of hours in a calmed place, visit the Botanical Gardens, enjoy the paths, the fountains, the trees and flowers, the birds and butterflies. If you go with children, you have the train that will take you around and they will enjoy the playgrounds, you can even have a picnic or sit at the... More 

Thank CarinaRaskin
Jerusalem, Israel
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79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

In the middle of the city this literal breath of fresh air, highlights the importance of plants growing throughout the world and the possibilities of their growth in Israel, including native and foreign plant introductions. Of special interest is the beauty and attractiveness of the entrance.

Thank Richard K
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208 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

The gardens are lovely but lacking any signage to provide basic information about what is growing. Paths are good for those with mobility issues. Nice place to go for walk in the city, in nature.

Thank VisitIsrael
Berkeley, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Truth be told, we did not make inside of the garden. We walked to Burla St, found Gate 1 closed, and proceeded to walk around the entire perimeter searching for the gate. No luck. The secret, it turns out, is to enter THROUGH the GAS STATION at the corner of Zalman Shneur and Ha-Rav Herzog (31.766895, 35.204357).

Thank Alan E
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Although the Dinosaurs were fun for the children set in a part of the gardens and they enjoyed the map and questions they were given at the start. There was nothing in English a bummer and the terrain was very steep and almost impossible to navigate even with help in a manual wheelchair and the Gardens themselves at least the... More 

Thank Susan H
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

This botanical garden was not cared for at all . Over grown with weeds .It was an embarrassment . Totally not worth the admission price .

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