The Passing of the Baron

Privileged to live a long life, Baron Edmond de Rothschild died on 2 November 1934 at the age of 89. Until his last days he was engaged in every aspect of life in Eretz Israel, in the Jewish Yishuv, and in ‘his’ colonies. On Saturday, 3 November 1934, word of his death spread throughout the land, and mourning descended upon its settlements, colonies and towns. The next day, the headlines of all three large newspapers blared the news.

The Baron was buried in Paris. During the funeral, all work in the Yishuv ceased for two hours.

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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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The Footprint Garden

The term ‘ecological footprint’ is taking shape in the western part of the Visitors Pavilion. A large gardening plot shaped like a foot lies in the middle of the area, with the heel pointing north, and the five toes, as one unit – to the south.

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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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