The Yehuda Naftali Botanic Garden

Cacti Collection
Cacti Collection atThe Yehuda Naftali Botanic Garden

Established in 1972, The Yehuda Naftali Botanic Garden (Hebrew Website) is a center for botanical research, education, and conservation of rare and endangered plant species. The exhibition includes native flora from Israel and the Middle East, as well as collections of plants from around the globe.  


Covering an area of 34,000 square meters and feautring 3800 plant species, the garden acts as an outdoor class for students and visitors of Tel Aviv University.  Researchers conduct studies of the various plants, including special collections of Israeli flora, the Tropical House, and the Root Research Laboratory.  Here students explore ecological and botanical inquiries into such topics as ecosystem functioning and plant genetics. In addition, studies on rare and endangered plants are held in the garden to apply scientific knowledge to conservation of Israel plants.


With its diversity of plant species, the garden is a dynamic living museum for all who visit and study there.  Offering guided tours throughout  the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History. Visitors of all ages can enjoy and learn the beauty of nature.

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