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Welcome to Ramat Hanadiv!
At the southern end of Mount Carmel, between Zikhron Ya’akov and Binyamina, lies Ramat Hanadiv, a natural gem dedicated to the memory of Baron Edmond de Rothschild. Ramat Hanadiv’s vision focuses on the creation of sustainable interactions between man, nature and the environment. In this context, we invest great efforts in innovative management techniques, scientific research, environmental education, outdoor recreational activities, and tourism.
Ramat Hanadiv cordially invites visitors to enjoy the Memorial Gardens, the Nature Park, and the Visitors Pavilion.
Things to See
The Memorial Gardens beckon guests into a place of rare tranquility. Stroll the pathways here among exquisitely designed gardens and breathe their fragrance all through the year.
A gracious combination of European formality and Mediterranean-style plantings, the Gardens reflect the Baron de Rothschild’s legacy of dignity and modesty. Here at the crypt of the Baron and his wife Adelheid, you can pay your respects to the man called ‘the Father of the Yishuv’ (the pre-state Jewish community).
The Nature Park offers visitors many pleasurable pursuits. Circular hiking trails, suited to walkers of different capabilities, are studded with observation points. Along the way you can gaze on Mediterranean scenery and the remnants of ancient human settlement, discover a spring hidden in greenery, and look at the special acclimatization cage where birds of prey are prepared for their release back into nature – part of Ramat Hanadiv’s efforts to re-establish and preserve the fauna of the land of Israel.
The Memorial Gardens are wheelchair accessible.
Before entering the Memorial Gardens, take time to step inside the Visitors Pavilion, Israel’s first certified ‘Green Building’. It blends into its surroundings with a minimal impact on the environment. The film Beyond the Gardens presents the story of Ramat Hanadiv.
Whether it’s music in the Memorial Gardens or orienteering in the Nature Park, everyone can find something of interest in Ramat Hanadiv’s wide-ranging activities. Among the attractions: bird ringing, ambling with goats, concerts, lectures, and special family events. To register for any of these, call the Information Desk (preferably in advance), or sign up there when you arrive.
Located in the gallery, the Information Desk staff gladly offers assistance to visitors. Walking maps, informative leaflets, and activity booklets are also on sale here.
Be the first to know what fun events are happening at Ramat Hanadiv – sign up for our mailing list at the Information Desk.
Sunday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. (crypt is closed)
Last Admission is 15 minutes before closing.
Visiting hours may vary on holidays and festivals.
How to get to Ramat Hanadiv?
The entrance to Ramat Hanadiv is located along Route 652 between Zikhron Ya’akov and Binyamina. Turn off Route 652 at the sign pointing westward to Ramat Hanadiv; the access road will take you directly to the car park.