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Memorial Gardens Main Entrance

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The main entrance to the Memorial Gardens – located next to the Visitors Pavilion.
In the entrance plaza are temporary exhibitions on a range of subjects promoted by Ramat Hanadiv: The Rothschild family, nature, environment and more. Above the entrance gate hangs the Rothschild family coat of arms: a bronze shield in the center is supported by a lion and a unicorn, symbols of power and control.
The eagle is the symbol of the German Langraves of Hesse-Kassel; the lion – a symbol of courage; the arm with the fist – the symbol of the dynasty’s founder, Mayer Amschel, holding five arrows that represent his five sons – a symbol of family unity: one arrow will break easily if we try to break it, but five arrows together are almost impossible to bend. The three words in Latin beneath the coat of arms: CONCORDIA (harmony), INTEGRITAS (integrity) and INDUSTRIA (industry), represent the values that guided the family’s actions. In those days it was forbidden for Jews to have family names, thus they hung shields over their houses with symbols to identify the family.

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The shield above the gate is the shield that Mayer Amschel hung above the door of his house. The color of the shield was red. In German “red” is ROT and “shield” is SCHILD, thus forming the name Rothschild. The crown of apples above the coat of arms is the crown suitable for the title Baron.

After passing through the gate we reach the entrance plaza; along its length stretch five long grass paths that represent Mayer’s five sons: Amschel, Shlomo (Salomon), Kalman, Nathan and James (Ya’akov).

Of further interest...

Accessibility

The Fragrance Garden

The Fragrance Garden, established in 1985, is the youngest of the Memorial Gardens. Seeking a way to enable people with limited or no eyesight to enjoy the flowers, Mme. Dorothy de Rothschild initiated the Fragrance Garden

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Sustainability

Sustainable Gardening

Gardening in the previous century was characterized by high-maintenance garden design, ostentatious use of plants and inanimate elements foreign to the environment, and overuse of non-environmentally friendly fertilizers and pest control agents

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Dining Here

Dining-The Picnic Site

The picnic area is located near the secondary parking lot. You are welcome to spend time there before or after your tour of the Gardens.

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