The ever-growing gardens

In the face of dramatic funding cuts, the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens are staying alive and flowering – reinventing itself as an environmental education hub.

By ORRI J. AVRAHAM
December 24, 2015 11:40
Jerusalem Botanical Gardens

Jerusalem Botanical Gardens panorama. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Urban life can boast many advantages, to be sure. However, one of its foremost downsides is the conspicuous absence of greenery that often renders residents increasingly estranged from nature and longing for a breath of fresh air.

In this light, the few green patches preserved in every city quickly become some of its most prized possessions and a true refuge for all to escape the rat race of their lives, if only for a precious hour or two.

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