The memorial gardens sprawl across approximately seven hectares (17.5 acres), surrounding the Baron and Baroness Rothschild's crypt. It is situated in the heart of Ramat Hanadiv, and its broad lawns, trees and colorful seasonal flowers are only some of the points of interest that attract many visitors to the gardens. The view from the gardens of the nearby town and villages are testimony to Baron Rothschild's consequential role in the establishment of the State of Israel: Zikhron Ya’acov, Binyamina and Givat Ada (and other villages) are named after the Baron and his family.
The gardens represent a European nurturing tradition, tidy and meticulous. Moreover, the gardens integrate cultivated areas with natural spaces, as well as foreign plants with local Israeli-Mediterranean plants. The garden is comprised of several small gardens including the Cascade Garden, Rose Garden, Palm Garden and Fragrance Garden, as well as an Amphitheatre for outdoor concerts. The calm atmosphere of a visit is inspired by the nature of the place: scattered stone benches enable a resting place; there are spacious lawns, shade trees and delightful seasonal blooming flowers. Some areas in the gardens represent different gardening traditions such as the Fragrance Garden which enables a unique and rich experience for the partially and totally blind. Another feature of the gardens is the accessibility of most paths to the disabled and handicapped.
The gardens are nurtured by a team of gardeners, with the adjacent nursery supplying plants and seedlings upon demand, as it has been doing since the early days of the garden's establishment. In addition to the professional gardeners, individuals with mild developmental disabilities, part of a horticulture therapy project, assist in maintaining parts of the garden on a regular basis.