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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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Summer Flowers

Summer Flowers
Israel's fleeting spring is gone, and with the start of summer, the flowering season is almost over -- but not quite.  If one looks very carefully, it's possible to find some hidden little plants with flowers that actually choose to bloom in the summertime, when everything else in sight seems to be dried out. Take, for instance, the 'scalped thyme' (Coridothymus capitatus), which reaches only 40 cm. high, spreading to about 50 cm. One can catch sight -- and scent -- of this plant on practically every hiking path in Ramat Hanadiv's Nature Park. Its leaves are small and give off a spicy fragrance reminiscent of z'attar, the popular  spice combination that's often sprinkled on Israeli pita bread and salads.  Thyme is also known as a healing plant; back in the twelfth century, the Jewish doctor and scholar, the Rambam, described it as having properties that could purify the body.
What makes a plant flower in Israel in the unpromising month of June -- when the landscape is already sere, most vegetation has long since stopped flowering, and some plants have already dropped their seeds? If one bends down to take a close look at the thyme, the answer can be found in its modest blossoms. Now of all times, when there are few other flowers around and nature's supply of nectar is running low, pollinators mark these little flowers as a source of food, despite the relatively sparse quantity of nectar that they offer. Thus the humble thyme takes advantage of the season when it has no competition in the field, and it provides crucial nourishment to bees during the summer when there is little else for them to eat. In some parts of Israel, this thyme continues blooming right until the start of autumn.
Hikers are welcome on the Nature Path. It may take a bit of effort to find this tiny plant, but an unwitting rambler can discover its location by treading on it: the sharp fragrance that suddenly fills the air gives away the thyme's location. Take a look at the photos and see whether you can get a glimpse of the small flower with the big name when you're out on the trail.
 

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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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