Ramat Hanadiv, located between Zichron Yaakov and Binyamina, contains an underground crypt which is the final burial place of Baron Edmond de Rothschild, the well-known benefactor, and his wife. However, the majority of Ramat Hanadiv consists of carefully managed open space that contain gardens, a nature park and a visitors pavilion. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and meticulously maintained. There is a rose garden designed as a traditional European garden, a palm garden with a variety of palm trees brought from all over the world, a fragrance garden containing various fragrant plants and spices that is specifically aimed at the visually impaired, and a cascade garden. It is lovely to stroll among the gardens which are set in a hilltop with panoramic views. Make sure to see the short film (Hebrew with English subtitles) at the visitors pavilion to learn about the story of Ramat Hanadiv.
We did not have the time or energy to go to the nature park where there are actual walking trails. But, the gardens (as opposed to the nature park) are flat and not too expansive, making this an appropriate activity for all ages. In addition, there is a small playground outside the gardens. And best of all entrance to the gardens are FREE!
End your visit with lunch at the dairy cafe, Kerem Zaytim, which is set among this beautiful setting and has both indoor and outdoor seating. The cafe serves the usual cafe food - pastas, fish, salads - but with an interesting flair to each dish.
Ramat Hanadiv - www.ramat-hanadiv.org.il
Kerem Zaytim - 04-629-8139