Botanic Garden: Promoting Nature Education and Preservation
The Naftali Botanic Garden at TAU is a living laboratory for plant sciences research and a vital resource for nature conservation and education in Israel. A verdant oasis in Tel Aviv’s urban landscape, the Garden hosts 300 researchers and 10,000 community visitors every year. These numbers have increased sharply with the opening of the adjacent Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in 2018.
The Botanic Garden is home to over 4,000 plant species—the second largest in Israel in terms of species richness—and conducts research that addresses issues ranging from increasing crop yields to the effects of climate change on plants and saving plant species on the verge of extinction. Notwithstanding its broad national impact, the Garden’s infrastructure has not been updated since the 1970s. The Garden will soon be renovated, thus strengthening its status as a national hub for botanic research. Funding is needed to reinforce key areas of the Garden and to attract top-rate researchers.
Botanic Garden projects will be compelling for donors seeking to conserve Israel’s rich biodiversity and educate new generations of Israelis on the importance of safeguarding the environment.
Naming Opportunities – Botanic Garden
- Naftali Botanic Garden (renovation) FUNDED
- Accessibility Project
- Wetland Habitat
- Lily Peyser Entrance Plaza FUNDED
- Botanic Garden Research Fund
- Botanic Garden Fellowship Fund
To support or receive more information about one of these projects, please contact your local TAU Friends Association or TAU’s Development and Public Affairs Division at +972-3-640-8249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.