Most of the area of the Memorial Gardens is dedicated to ornamental plants from around the world, growing in various flower beds and gardens, but since the Gardens’ establishment they have also been home to wild, native, Israeli plant species, without irrigation or special treatment. The areas of native vegetation together comprise almost one third of the area of the Memorial Gardens (about 2 hectares). The native species include mainly wild trees and herbaceous vegetation characteristic of the Ramat Hanadiv region. Some of them, such as Persian cyclamen, poppy anemone and hyacinth squill, adorn the gardens with beautiful flowering carpets in the winter. Other plants, such as white micromeria, fringed rue, Syrian oregano and Mediterranean wild thyme, known as herbs for cooking and for tea, grow together with ornamental plants in the Fragrance Garden. Different corners of the gardens are home to attractive wild trees, such as Judas tree, Syrian maple, Oriental plane, Mount Tabor oak, Mt. Atlas mastic tree and carob.