The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens (JBG) is located in the neighborhood of Nayot in Jerusalem, on the southeastern edge of the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The garden is arranged in phytogeographic sections, featuring flora of various regions around the world. The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens opened to the public in 1985. The tropical conservatory opened in 1986 and the South Africa section was planted in 1989. The Hank Greenspan Entrance Plaza, Dvorsky Visitors’ Center and restaurant were built in 1990.
The garden's Japanese section contains over 150 bonsai trees, the largest concentrated collection of bonsai trees in the world.
Birdwatchers have identified 46 species of birds that visit the Gardens throughout the year.
The 500-meter long "Bible Path" is planted with most of the 70 species that scientists have identified as some of the 400 types of plants mentioned in the Bible.
One of the goals of the garden is to create a living gene bank to protect endangered plants in Israel and the region as a whole.