The Botanical Garden in Eilat is a gem of serenity and peace in Southern Israel. Located at the northern border of Eilat, the garden was created on the site of a former military outpost and built on stone terraces in Israel’s first organic farm. Inside there are plants from all over the world, streams and waterfalls, bird sanctuaries, and even a rain forest. It is difficult to believe this is located in a desert, a place that barely gets any rain.
Experience the Botanical Garden
There are more than 1,000 different types of trees, bushes and plants in Eilat’s Botanical Garden. This oasis is maintained by a man-made watering system. As visitors walk through the garden, they can check out the three viewpoints where they can peer out over the Red Sea and the surrounding mountains.
Choose to wander the pathways with a map or schedule a private or group guided tour. The garden is very family-friendly.
If you feel like doing some shopping, there is a center at the garden where you can buy items like plants, flower pots, pottery, and watering systems.
Visitors can also quench their thirst with the garden’s organic coffee and herbal teas.
Visiting the Botanical Garden
Sunday – Thursday: 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Fridays and Eves of Holidays: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Saturdays and Holidays: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Adult: NIS 28
Children: NIS 22
Discounted rates for veterans, soldiers, students, and persons with disabilities
Group Tours: NIS 28 (A minimum of 35 people)
The easiest way to visit the Botanical Garden in Eilat is by car. Head north from the city center. At the final roundabout, take the last exit. In 100 meters, turn right toward the Paz gas station. In 200 meters, there will be a sign for the garden.