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Botanical Garden Of Eilat

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Address: Carmel St, Eilat 88118, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 8-631-8788
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 08:30 - 17:00
Fri 08:30 - 03:00
Sat 09:30 - 03:00
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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Wonderful little oasis of calm

This small botanical garden is well worth visiting when you are in Eilat. It's got a really unique atmosphere and there were people of all ages there when we visited. It's very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Edinburgh
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small botanical garden is well worth visiting when you are in Eilat. It's got a really unique atmosphere and there were people of all ages there when we visited. It's very easy to spend an hour to an hour and a half here; it's totally calm and relaxed away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Eilat. The staff... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review. Hope to see you again. More 

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195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to believe that such unique garden can even exist in the desert and heat of Eilat. There is a lot of what to see here - plants from all over the world, small streams and waterfall and a rain forest which looks very artificial, but still it drops it's water every 9 minutes and give you the feeling of... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review. Hope to see you again. More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The garden was nice and surprisingly attractive regarding the area. The local bus does not stop there and you have to walk back a lot from the nearest bus stop. I would suggest to arrange a bus stop at the end of the road. The service was also kind. And it is even more difficult to get back to the... More 

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

Thank you for your good respond . the near bus station is 15 minutes walk , but a taxi from the city center is around 22 nis . Hope to see you again More 

Denver
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The average age was 50+ but it's a nice stop, though not really accessible by bus without a bit of a walk. The Taxi ride was reasonable , though. It's a small botanical garden, hidden close to the airport- seeds and plants brought from all over the world, and labeled well in several languages. It featured a small pond and... More 

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

thank you for the nice respond . Just to know- the age of our visitors is between 2 years - to 100 years old. Hope to see you again . More 

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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Fairly cheap at 25 nis, but several plants were dead and most of what was on display could be found in Australia. The layout was okay but not friendly for those in a wheelchair or bad hips / knees due to very loose gravel as paths and fairly steep ragged stone steps in a few sections.

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

Hi Elizabeth. I'm very sorry that you did not enjoy our unique Garden. We try very hard to keep the garden close to nature and not to pave pavements. We apologize to those in wheelchair and we don't charge them entrance fee. Our plant's, from all around the world are growing in an extreme desert conditions, against all the odds'... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

A beautiful garden with secret corners, the most amazing being the tropical forest. In the arid climate of Eilat, that's a wonder. Full of colors, birds, rare plants even... And a nice shop with aromatic plants, flowers and designed items. Nice spot on Earth!

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

Thank you for the lovely respond. Hope to see you again More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Visited at the "wrong" time of the year but still fabulous. Manager very friendly and informative. Great sense of humour by someone who did rustic and wooden sculptures. A must to visit. Just one more example of the poor trip advice from the Eilat tourist information in Hotels - the tourist board in Eilat has a lot to learn from... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely respond . Hope the information in the hotels will improve... Hope to see you again. More 

Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I was little skeptical about this place, because what plants can grow in the desert? The feeling was enhanced by the fact, that you can't enter with food - you need to unload it in the reception. What followed was, however, so chamring, that I forgot about long journey I had to endure in order to reach this place (no... More 

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

thank you for your lovely respond hope seeing you again More 

Tivon
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Easy to access paths with hidden jems, interesting plants, amazing view of the Arava Valley, use of recycled junk in a creative way.

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

thank you for your lovely respond More 

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and cosy garden, friendly and helpfull staff. Located on a high hill so there is a good view to the whole Eilat.

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

thank you for your lovely respond :) More 

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