A unique Biblical Landscape Reserve in Israel, re-creating the physical setting of the Bible in all its depth. Halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, it is far more than a "garden" showing various biblical plants, Neot Kedumim embodies the panorama and power of the landscapes that shaped the values of the Bible and provided a rich vocabulary for expressing them.
By reuniting text and context, Neot Kedumim opens up before the visitor Israel's nature as the idiom of the Bible. The symbols, prayers, and holidays of the Jewish and Christian heritage, observed and preserved for thousands of years, blossom in a new and colorful dimension at Neot Kedumim, the world's only biblical landscape reserve.
Literally with the Bible in one hand and a spade in the other, Neot Kedumim has constructed a network of natural and agricultural landscapes bearing names that indicate their textual source: The Forest of Milk and Honey, The Dale of the Song of Songs, Isaiah's Vineyard, the Fields of the Seven Varieties ... and many more.
Enjoy the trails at your own pace. Equipped with a map, an informative guidebook, and a plant identification list, follow the signs from station to station, rest in the shaded shelters, enjoy the views, and learn.
Special Programs for groups
special focus programs that open a particular dimension of the land-Bible bond. Programs may be tailored for your group.
Celebrate at Neot Kedumim
A variety of theme venues to celebrate Weddings, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Birthdays
Two trackless, non-polluting, low-noise trains are available to transport visitors from one end of the 625-acre reserve to the other. The open design allows you to enjoy the pastoral views in comfort. Each train seats 50 adults or 70 children.
Limited walking ability is no obstacle to enjoying the Neot Kedumim trails. Join your group for a guided tour or traverse the paved trails with a self-guiding booklet in the comfort of a two-seater, shaded cart.
Sunday - Thursday: 8:30 - 16:00 | Friday and holiday eves: 8:30 - 13:00
Visitors may stay in the reserve until sunset | Sabbath and Jewish holidays: closed
Getting there Located on Route 443, between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, 10 minutes from Ben-Gurion Airport.