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    Accessibility statement

    Accessibility arrangements at Ramat Hanadiv

    Ramat Hanadiv works hard to make its services accessible to people with disabilities in order to afford them a visiting experience that meets their unique requirements.

    In accordance with the law, our accessibility manager, Tami Zigler, is available. If you encounter unique accessibility requests you’re welcome to contact us in one of the following ways:

    Telephone: 04-6298127 Cellphone: 052-6901144 Fax: 04-6399117

    or Email: To Tami

    The Memorial Gardens and Visitor Center are accessible except for the mausoleum.

    Disabled parking:

    Designated disabled parking bays may be found in the main and secondary parking lots.

    Disabled restrooms:

    Every facility that offers restrooms also offers designated disabled restrooms.

    Disabled Aids:

    • Devices for the hearing impaired are available in the InfoShop, classrooms, movie theater and auditorium and on training tours. For your convenience, contact us and let us know in advance about your visit in order to receive fast, easy service.
      Telephone: 04-6298111 ext. 4.
    • Wheelchairs may be hired from the InfoShop - for on-site visits.

    Website accessibility:

    Ramat Hanadiv invests effort and resources to make the organization’s website accessible so that disabled people will also be able to enjoy it.

    Restrictions to accessibility:

    As a general rule, all of the website’s pages were built to meet level AA conformance to web content accessibility. Nevertheless, despite our efforts to make all of the website’s pages accessible, it is possible that some parts of the site are still inaccessible. We note that a number of pages contain external components that are beyond our control and inaccessible. Therefore, the following pages do not meet the accessibility standard:

    https://ramat-hanadiv.gardenexplorer.org

    http://ramathanadiv.maps.arcgis.com

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The Palm Garden

The Palm Garden
Ramat Hanadiv's Memorial Gardens are, in fact, a collection of gardens, each distinguished by its own particular beauty. Today we invite you to step into the Palm Garden for a short while, where you'll find lots of shade and ambiance. To fully appreciate it, though, you'll have to raise your eyes high up into the massive green fronds above you.
 
The palm family comprises some 200 species and some 3,500 kinds of evergreen trees, reaching heights ranging from about 6-20 meters (20-65 ft.). They originated in the hot, humid climate of the  tropics. They can also grow in desert areas near water sources or in places where the groundwater is relatively high; the presence of date palms in the desert are a sure sign of an oasis. Date trees, members of the palm family, accompanied our forefathers in their long wanderings through the sands of the Sinai. The tree provided them with food, shade, and raw materials for equipment and tents. When their sojourn in the desert was over and they entered the land of Israel, the date became one of the seven symbolic species 'with which our land was blessed'. In 12th-century Egypt, the great Jewish scholar/physician known as the Rambam wrote about the plant's medicinal, curative powers. In the annals of folk medicine, too, the fruit of the date tree is respected for its redemptive qualities. 
 
In the Palm Garden at Ramat Hanadiv are some 70 types of palms, including date trees. They are mostly cultivated species; the date is the only one that grows in Israel. Among the palms in the Memorial Gardens, look for the iconic Washingtonia. Planted along the avenues of many of the new moshavot (farming villages) established by the Baron de Rothschild almost a century ago, this palm became the informal symbol and 'ID tag' of the Baron's settlements throughout Israel.  
 
The palm trees in the Memorial Gardens are given special care throughout the year.  Recently, an extra treatment was added: a broad-based preventive measure against the insidious palm weevil, which recently made its way from tropical countries to Israel and threatens to bring down many venerable palm trees. 
 
If you look closely, you may see some of the many nesting birds that have found hiding places and food among the treetops and branches. Then, when you're ready for another horticultural experience, you can leave the southern part of the Palm Garden and enter the sweet-smelling Fragrance Garden and the lush lawns around it. Or go northward to enjoy the lovely paths, fountains, and floral displays of the European-style Rose Garden. Whatever you chose, be sure to take a deep breath or two and enjoy the serenity and scenery all around! 
 

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Opening Hours

Sun-Fri: 08:00-16:00
Sat: 08:00-16:00

Contact Us

Ramat Hanadiv
P.O.B 325
Zichron Ya'akov
3095202
Phone: 04-6298111
info@ramathanadiv.org.il

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