It is the beginning of summer and the Gardens are a quiet and beautiful place for a pleasant sojourn, and also a place of diversity and interest to satisfy the mind. In these hot days we recommend you visit the European and North American sections.
The Gardens’ lake receives the visitors with a fresh and festive summer look. All the very different aquatic plants are flourishing. Among them there are submerged plants (Eurasian watermilfoil), plants rooted in the bottom with floating leaves or with leaves above the waterline (waterlilies and sacred lotus), and plants growing in the muddy margins (pickerelweed and yellow flag iris). All the while, from its post on the floating islet, the swamp cypress “watches” them all .
The North American section is beautiful these days. We recommend taking a walk all along the Children’s Discovery Trail – either with children or without them. You are welcome to collect last mulberries from the trees and appreciate the beauty of aquatic plants adorning the pools and stream. On your way back from the tour, you will walk on the main path, in the shade of flowering magnolia trees – try to gently bend a branch and smell one of the heavenly-scented inflorescenses! On the east side of the section, the coral bean is flowering among soft flowing Mexican feather grass.
Come and embrace the first days of summer in the cool shade of trees, caressed by soft winds, while beholding rich vegetation and much beauty in the heart of Jerusalem.