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Ramat Hanadiv Memorial Gardens and Nature Park

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Israel - Zikhron Yaakov

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About the Ramat Hanadiv Memorial Gardens and Nature Park

Ramat Hanadiv Park covers approximately 450 hectares (1125 acres) of land perched on a plateau at the southern tip of the Carmel mountain range in Israel.

At the heart of the Park are the carefully manicured Memorial Gardens which extend over approximately seven hectares (17.5 acres), surrounding the Baron and Baroness Rothschild's crypt. The broad lawns, trees and colourful seasonal flowers attract hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

The Gardens represent a European landscaping tradition, orderly and meticulous. They integrate cultivated with uncultivated spaces, and foreign with indigenous Israeli-Mediterranean vegetation. The Memorial Gardens are comprised of several smaller, specialized gardens including the Cascade Garden, Rose Garden, Palm Garden and Fragrance Garden. Over 30 varieties of trees provide shade, while spacious lawns and seasonal flowers offer a feast for the eyes. The Fragrance Garden provides a unique and rich experience for the partially and totally blind. Most paths are accessible to the disabled and handicapped.

Main Address:
Ramat Hanadiv Memorial Gardens and Nature Park
POB 325, Zikhron Yaakov
Zikhron Yaakov
30900 Israel

Telephone: +972-4-6298110
Fax: +972-4-6399117
URL: http://www.ramat-hanadiv.org.il/
Primary Email: racheli@ramathanadiv.org.il

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Hugo Jan Trago
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    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 5
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About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1954
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 450 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 10 Hectares
  • Total Area: 460 Hectares
    Latitude: 32.570833
    Longitude: 34.951667
    Annual Rainfall: 580 mm
    Altitude: 140.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Ramat Hanadiv
  • Local Address: P.O.Box 325 Zikhron Ya'akov 30900
  • Locality: City: Zikhron Ya'akov
  • Locality: State: Israel

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 500000
    Number of Volunteers: 30

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: Yes