In 2007, a master plan for Ramat Hanadiv was initiated. For the first time since its establishment, a vision as well as aims and ideas were formulated to guide on-site operations.
The vision’s approach developed from the historical context of Ramat Hanadiv, expressed by the ‘Ramat Hanadiv Act’, 1958. According to this act, Ramat Hanadiv is intended for use as a public garden and park dedicated to the memory of Baron Rothschild. To this was added the recognition of the uniqueness of Ramat Hanadiv as a typical Mediterranean – Israeli landscape. This landscape unit represents similar open landscapes in Israel, with its species diversity and richness, and carries the characteristic dilemmas and issues related to managing open landscapes that do not aspire to be ‘closed bubbles’.
Ramat Hanadiv’s vision reflects an ongoing desire to achieve a balance between heritage values and environmental values, and between activities focused on humans and activities focused on nature conservation:
“Ramat Hanadiv is a living memorial to Baron Edmond de Rothschild, operating for the benefit of the Israeli public as a whole and for generations to come. Ramat Hanadiv plays a leading role in the management of natural and cultural resources based on sustainable interactions between man, nature and the environment, and encourages understanding and appreciation of this ideal.” (Ramat Hanadiv’s Vision)