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Botanical Garden Of Eilat

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Address: Carmel St, Eilat 88118, Israel
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08:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Thu 08:30 - 19:00
Fri 08:30 - 15:00
Sat 09:30 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Welcome to The Botanical Garden of Eilat (in the organic farm) On the...

Welcome to The Botanical Garden of Eilat (in the organic farm) On the northern border of the town of Eilat is hidden a spectacularly beautiful garden - the botanical garden of Eilat. The garden was created on a former military outpost and is built on stone terraces in ancient Biblical style. Inside the garden there are rare plants from all over the world, a reconstructed stream, waterfalls, enchanting walking tracks, signposting, seating areas, bird sanctuaries and its crowning glory, a rain forest. The rain forest is the first of its kind in the world! A cool and refreshing experience for all the family. Does it sound like the Garden of Eden? That's just what it's like. In the Park: Plant nursery, sales centre, herbal teas and organic coffee, ice lollies and more

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A unique place

Enjoyed very much visiting the garden! In the middle of the desert they maned to grow unique plants and trees, which you can see while walking on the trail, lots of sitting places... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Nahariya
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small garden away from all the hotel scenes. Boasts a mini rain forest in desert conditions. Located in entrance to Eilat.

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1botanical_garden, Manager at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. The Garden is 30,000 sqm The "rain forest" is unique, one of its kind in the world: In the middle of the desert , not in a green house . We are located in the entrance of Eilat, 5-10 minute from the hotels The garden grows and changes all the time. More 

tel aviv
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed very much visiting the garden! In the middle of the desert they maned to grow unique plants and trees, which you can see while walking on the trail, lots of sitting places and even some shower in the rain forest area. Defenately worth a visit.

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1botanical_garden, Manager at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a response. we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our garden, and that you appraise the fact that in an extreme desert condition we manage to create a jungle. More 

Pardes Hanna Karkur, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

In the middle of the desert an amazing variety of plants from all over the world. Nice corners with wooden carved statues, swings, streams, water falls, a rain forest and beautifull views of Eilat's bay and mountains

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Botanical Garden in Eilat is no less than a miracle ! In this hot and dry city, the owners turned a former army base into a green, lovely garden with an artificial waterfall and a water steam. Trees, herbs, land and water vegetation from all around the world, flowering all around the year. The garden overlooks the entire city... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

A beautiful experience of nature in an extreme. Experience the history of nature as you meander around these trees and plants, including a tree grown from a 1200 year old seed! And in the middle of it all experience a real rain forest in the middle of the desert. A unique experience. Samples of history as you explore the old... More 

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Zeewolde, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

just quietly enjoying much beauty. Specifically, the "rain forest" where there is real water mist in the air.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

An amazing place. It may not be Kew Gardens but is a remarkable spot in the desert. The rain forest section is the highlight. One of the best places to visit when need a break from the direct sunshine (if one ever does)

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Holon, Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

No more the 1 hour to trevel inside the garden. It is a nice stope to walk a littel and have some view.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

This was disappointing. It's kind of pricey and very little was in bloom. I would not recommend this at all. The paths are steep and a bit difficult to navigate for people who don't walk well. My mother had a hard time as there many stairs which are uneven.

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Thank Lrbdux
nurit c, Manager at Botanical Garden Of Eilat, responded to this review

we are very sorry that you did not like our unique garden. the concept of our garden is to create a "jungle" in the middle of the desert . the garden is a unique ecological and organic garden that try to keep the landscape natural as much as possible. this why your mother had a hard time with the natural... More 

Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

This botanical garden was erected with good intentions but the maintenance is not good. A lot of neglect arount. But still worth a visit because of the thousands of plants from all over the world that are there

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