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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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Ramat Hanadiv Nature Park

Ramat Hanadiv Nature Park
The Nature Park covers the largest segment of Ramat Hanadiv, spreading over approximately 1,125 acres of typical natural Mediterranean vegetation combined with planted pine and cypress groves. 
The Nature Park was designed to preserve the diverse indigenous landscape, and the physical and cultural character of the area, as well as to restore flora, fauna, natural landscape and sites that have been damaged or destroyed. This restored habitat is open to researchers, students and the general public for study and leisure.
Planning and management, required to ensure optimal conditions in the Nature Park, are based on ongoing research. 
Prior to the establishment of the Park (in 1984), there were proposals to use the area for several purposes, among them a botanical garden for biblical and other vegetation and as a national physical education centre. The Jewish National Fund, which managed the Park in the 1970s, had planted pine and cypress groves over 18 per cent of the area. The concept of turning the site into a park, open to the public without charge, evolved in the mid 1980s when the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel joined forces with Yad Hanadiv, the Rothschild Foundation. 
 
Very little was known at that time about the area and its ecosystem. In order to establish a sustainable approach for development, a study was made in the mid-1980s and four pillars established which guide our efforts to this day:
 
1) Research to obtain basic knowledge about the ecosystem of Ramat Hanadiv and understand its processes; this is seen as necessary precursor to developing any management or educational programmes.
2) Archaeological Excavations and uncovering of ancient sites throughout the Park
3) Infrastructure for Hiking. A network of trails was created, leading to the main points of interest. All trails are circular - beginning and ending at the Visitors Pavilion. The hiking trails are geared to various skill levels and are all clearly marked; maps and tour booklets are provided for all the hiking trails. 
4) Active Management. The Nature Park management seeks to conserve and nurture diverse habitats to support rich and attractive biodiversity. In order to achieve these goals, various management operations have been carried out in the Park since its early years, including the introduction of cattle and goat grazing, manual shrub clearing, fencing to protect rare plant species and reintroduction and re-stocking of endangered animals.
 

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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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