What is there to see? – Autumn 2017

31 Oct

In springtime we are overwhelmed by gorgeous flowers, but now, in autumn, we are encouraged to subtler observation…
The usual objective of these lines is to guide you – so you will decide to come and visit us all the way from Tel Aviv or, if you are regularly visiting neighbours, so you will know what may highlight your current visit. Summer is too hot and winter is very cold and visits should be effective in their given time. But now it is so very pleasant as we walk in the autumn light, which opens our eyes that have been blinded by summer’s sun. Therefore, currently our suggestion is: come and wander.
Following you will find some indication, by Gardens’ sections, of plants worth noticing. You are, of course, welcome to totally ignore them and find your own charming autumn spots.

Cheiridopsis denticulata in the Southern Africa section| The many succulent plants of the section appear at their best with their diverse hues and interesting structures; Myrica quercifolia shrubs shine their new leaves; and blooms adorn the shrubs in the maze.
Pyracantha coccinea at the European section| Decorative fruit ripen on the trees and shrubs; fall colors catch the eye - behold the red-leaved Cotinus coggygria (purple smokebush) at the northern end of the lake; and delicate blooms accompany the paths on the slope.
Parthenocissus quinquefolia in the North American section| The Virginia creeper reddens on the white Jerusalem stone and on the bluish juniper near the waterfall; water plants in the stream give an impressive goodbye to summer blooms; and the pink muhlygrass caresses the passersby with its soft inflorescences.
Eucalyptus grandis in the Australian section| Its smooth creamy bark shines in autumn light; hues of the small leaves of the section's plants are enhanced; big flowers appear on Hibiscus panduriformis and Gossypium sturtii; and charming small campanulate flowers fill Correa pulchella 'Pink Eyre' on the main path.
Pistacia terebinthus in the Asian section| Pistachio trees are decorated with fruits and galls; the soil beneath the oak trees is full of acorns; and Sternbergias are starting their impressive bloom.
Arbutus unedo in the Mediterranean section| Its fruit ripen alongside its flowers; dark fruit adorn the myrtles; red fruit fill in abundance the Crataegus azarolus (Mediterranean hawthorn); Cyclamen cilicium and C. hederifolium flower beside the upper paths (near the university's fence).

Take some time, visit the Gardens and just enjoy being here.
Walk in the compassionate light of autumn and let your eyes find their own private beauty.