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Jerusalem Botanical Gardens

1 Yehuda Burla, Jerusalem 9371401, Israel
+972 2-679-4012
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Silence in the middle of the city

If you want to spend a couple of hours in a calmed place, visit the Botanical Gardens, enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
CarinaRaskin
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Jerusalem
Largest and best in Israel

In the middle of the city this literal breath of fresh air, highlights the importance of plants... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2016
Richard K
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Yehuda Burla, Jerusalem 9371401, Israel
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Reviewed 20 July 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...More

1  Thank CarinaRaskin
Reviewed 25 January 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...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 12 January 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.

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Reviewed 11 January 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...More

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 17 July 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...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 19 April 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 .

1  Thank paul a
Reviewed 5 April 2015

My sister and I, two very Senior Citizens, set out today "for just an hour" at the Jerusalem Botanic Gardens. Well, we spent 3-1/2 hours there and just barely touched the surface. It was a free entrance day, thanks to a major bank in Israel...More

Thank Helmet1
Reviewed 9 March 2015

The botanical garden has an excellent variety of plants from around the world. Although parts of the garden were under construction it really did not affect our visit. There was just one area that was closed. Most of the plants are labeled with Latin genus...More

1  Thank Bill L
Reviewed 30 October 2014

In a very poor and run down state - a disgrace. Other than the lake and cafe there is no reason to visit here until someone gives the management a kick and reminds them that a botanical gardens are supposed to have well tended live...More

2  Thank Jaslek
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We were greatly disappointed in the JBG. The restaurant was bustling and good...had Greek salad, a milkshake and excellent bread. It is situated on a pond full of waterlilies. Quite nice. The garden itself is hugely disappointing. Most trees and plants are well-marked and the...More

1  Thank mntraveler46
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