The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens’ Tropical Conservatory has reopened to the public after a year and a half of a $2 million transformation.
Here’s one more reason to put the delightful Jerusalem Botanical Gardens on your itinerary: its Tropical Conservatory has reopened after a $2 million facelift that took a year and half to complete.
The transformed Tropical Conservatory boasts approximately 300 kinds of plants in all shapes and colors. Endangered plants, exotic banana trees, coffee plants, orchids and cacti are among them.
Dating back to the Second Temple period, these pigeon niches today serve as natural beds for Stapelias, small succulent plants.
Each has rich vegetation adapted to the respective climate. The desert region, for instance, has some of the world’s most unique plants and shows how they have adapted to dry conditions.
The 30-acre Jerusalem Botanical Gardens serves as an education, learning and research center.
You can see a diverse collection of more than 6,000 plant species and varieties from around the world. They’re grouped geographically in six sections – Southern Africa, Europe, North America, Australia, South-East and Central Asia and the Mediterranean.
The sections simulate the landscapes of these areas and so there is always something blooming.