The Palm Garden
Ramat Hanadiv's Memorial Gardens are, in fact, a collection of gardens, each distinguished by its own particular beauty. We invite you to step into the Palm Garden for a short while, where you'll find lots of shade and ambiance. To fully appreciate it, though, you'll have to raise your eyes high up into the massive green fronds above you.
The Palm Garden at Ramat Hanadiv presents an impressive collection of palms and palm-like species. The overwhelming majority of them
are domesticated species, of which only the date grows in Israel.
Among the large palm trees in the Memorial Gardens one may find the towering Washingtonia palm. The Washingtonia palm was planted along many avenues in moshavim and other settlements established by Baron Rothschild, and became a symbol and identifying sign of the Baron’s moshavot throughout Israel.
Breeding birds find refuge and food among the branches and leaves of the palms.
In recent years the palms in the garden (and in many other locations around the country) have been attacked by a beetle known as the red palm weevil. It attacks a range of palm species and causes them to dry up within a few months. At Ramat Hanadiv, designated traps were installed to trap the weevil. The traps contain volatile attractants; the beetles enter and are trapped. The traps have proven themselves and to date we have managed to save the palm trees in the garden.