Rose garden and palms, Park Ramat Hanadiv, Israel.

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Ramat HaNadiv Gardens

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Walking trails weave among palm groves, rose beds and succulents at these expansive botanic gardens, 4km southwest of central Zichron Ya’akov. The gardens are a living memorial to Baron Edmond de Rothschild, who is credited with helping to establish agricultural communities during Israel’s early years; he is buried in the crypt here.

Some paths are wheelchair-accessible; find routes on the website. Picnics aren’t allowed, but there’s an on-site cafe and restaurant.

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