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- well maintained. the trees are very old and well maintained, were lucky to reach early so not much rush.Written 28 January 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is an oasis of peace sandwiched between busy high roads. I am not a botanist, but enjoy wandering through the paths between exotic species.Written 5 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Scenic views and panoramas of Jerusalem - handy to get your bearings of the city and see iconic landmarks high up on the hill. Gardens uneventful tho!Written 29 September 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Entrance is free. There are of course the roses. Every rose bush has its name. There are shown with their original country, or with their shape. There is a pond and a Japanese garden, also e small waterfall. Birds like this place, and is not rare to be joined by a hoopoe. Many paths lead to the park. On Friday morning you see groups of people enjoying the fresh air doing tai-chi. One thing you do not find....noise!Written 8 January 2020
• Nice good-sized green area
• Possible quiet seclusion from traffic
• Centrally located in the city
• Close to Knesset, Supreme Court
• Amazing gigantic climbing structures
• Walking trails
• Exercise stations throughout
• Basketball and roller blade courts
• Good dairy restaurant on the grounds
• No easy car parking
• Can get crowded and congested
• Can be loud and rowdy
I was there last night, 2200h on a warm evening of the “sand of the season” of the Passover holiday. It was incredibly crowded and packed with families of revelers, incredibly noisy, incredibly active- to the point that it was difficult to navigate the main pathways without being blocked by large families with big multiple seat strollers, huge men who had had too much barbecue meat (see my “helpful “ photos), and little children unsupervised on all kinds and varieties of mobile riding toys, as well as pedal and motorized bicycles dangerously weaving their way through the packed crowds of holiday celebrants…. And that didn’t begin to comment on all the barbecues (against park regulations) with their wafting fragrances… and the litter.
One new incredible addition since my last visit (and TripAdvisor review of 2019) is the gigantic massive construction of many many climbing and hanging toys, swings and tunnel sliding boards that are maybe up to almost 8 meters high (or more)- it is quite massive, and draws and attracts many many of those young, and young at heart.
Go, but not on a holidayWritten 19 April 2022
- Great water reservoir, huge even for today view, remained from ancient Jerusalem water delivery infrastructure. Two thousand years from Herod's time doesn't destroyed elements of water system. The water reservoir is open and could be clearly seen in the park (old cemetery) opposite Waldorf-Astoria hotel, the remains of water delivery tunnels could be seen in the Independence park ("Gan Ha-Azmaut"). Worth to see and imagine the scale of ancient structures.Written 21 October 2019
- Spent some time walking through this beautiful garden early in the morning. We were with a group doing a Holy Land tour and this was a good spot to contemplate and discuss some scriptures. You get great views of the Old City and the walls surrounding plus the garden itself is well maintained and provides well done paths to walk.Written 17 September 2019
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