Ramat Hanadiv Gardens

Destinations in Israel

Ramat Hanadiv Gardens is an extensive nature park established around the grave plot of Baron Benjamin Edmond de Rothschild, located near Zichron Yaakov, perched on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. In addition, around the baron’s grave and his wife Ada stretches an area of about 17 Acres of well-tended gardens. The baron and his wife were buried in Ramat Handiv Gardens in April 1954 in a state reburial ceremony.

In This Photo: The Tomb of the Baron
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A Little More About Ramat Handiv Gardens

So after you toured major sites like Caesarea, what else can you do in the area of Mt. Carmel? No doubt about it! Ramat Hanadiv Gardens are a very good option! The gardens are surrounded by an open area of about one thousand Acres in the Rothschild family’s possession. A mountainous level characterizes the area, mostly built of limestone rocks and, on top of them, red-brown Terra Rossa soil. The plateau slopes down to a fertile valley full of vineyards in the east. In fact, there is a real nice winery you can visit while visiting the area, Tishbi Winery. In Addition, the plateau ends in a cliff where dolomite rocks are exposed in the west. Yellowish marl volcanic tuff rocks between the limestone and dolomite layers are exposed in the plateau valleys and on the heights of the western cliff.

Ramat Handiv Gardens New Visitor Center

In 2008, a visitor center was opened near the entrance to the garden, designed by the architect Ada Karmi, built as a green mound covered by soil and vegetation. Inside there is a hall where a film is shown about Baron Rothschild and his huge contribution to the Land of Israel; a gallery for changing exhibitions; an information center for visitors, a cafeteria, and a restaurant. In fact, this center was the first building in Israel to receive a green building standard. In its construction, energy saving, integration into the landscape, and minimization of environmental impact were emphasized. Here is a link to Ramat Hanadaiv Website.

Last, there is also a very nice restaurant (Mataim) in the Gardens where you can rest and have a nice meal after you enjoyed your time exploring the park. Also nearby, there is a breathtaking nature reserve you can hike for a couple of hours overlooking the Med Sea. So don’t about it too much and let’s go touring Israel!

Ramat Handiv Opening Hours:

Opening Hours
Sun-Thur: 08:00 – 16:00
Friday 08:00 – 14:00
Saturday 08:00 – 16:00

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Hi! My name is Arik Haglili, an Israeli native who decided to dedicate his life to share my knowledge about the Holy Land to those that are interested to know more about this amazing piece of land. My career as a private tour guide started at the International School For the Studying of the Holocaust and the rest is history. 

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