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The botanical garden in Eilat is a relaxing green haven in the middle of the desert in Eilat, Israel. Here’s my video and some photos.
My Visit In Eilat, Israel
So, I just came back from my vacation in my home country of Israel! This visit I finally had some time to tour and have an actual vacation (it doesn’t happen a lot), so in the next posts I will share my experiences there.
Wanna join me? Take a ride on my plane:
Great, now that we’re here, let’s go to Eilat.
The Botanical Garden of Eilat
The botanical garden in Eilat is a relaxing green haven in the middle of the desert in the southernmost city of Israel. The garden was built where a former military post used to stand between 1968-1994. The post was abandoned following the peace treaty with Jordan.
The garden is surprisingly quiet and relaxing, even thought I visited during the high season of August. If you visit Eilat at the same time of the year, you’d truly know to appreciate this precious serenity.
Another great feature of the botanical garden is the shade. Yes, it would still be hot if you visited at midday when it’s almost 40°C outside (about 104°F), like we did, but the trees make it way easier.
In the botanical garden, you can find plants from all over the world, waterfalls, and a rain forest. In addition, the garden has several viewpoints overlooking the gorgeous mountains.
You can spend an hour or two in the garden if you walk through rather quickly, or a bit more if you want to really pay attention to the beautiful surroundings, trees, and birds, and takes some photos. Due to the heat, we did a quick tour. Nonetheless, I managed to get a glimpse of some birds and insects.
How To Get To The Botanical Garden
Like almost everything else in Eilat, the best way to get to the botanical garden is by car (or taxi). If you visit, I highly recommend combining it with a visit to Eilat Ornithological Park. I will write about it soon (update: here it is!).
More Things To See In Eilat And Israel
- Eilat birding center.
- Eilat Underwater observatory.
- You might also see boars in Haifa.