The Bahai Gardens

The Bahá’í Gardens (In Hebrew:הגנים הבאהים) in Haifa are among the most popular sites in the Middle East. The Hanging Gardens of Haifa are garden terraces around the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel.

Mount Carmel is mentioned in the Bible and has been known as the “Mountain of the Lord”. To Bahá’ís around the world, it is singularly significant for being the site of the World Centre of their Faith.

The geometry of the complex is built around the axis connecting it with the City of Akko, which also has great historical and sacred significance for Bahá’ís.

While different parts of the gardens offer a variety of experiences, they speak in a common language of graveled paths, hedges and flower beds groomed and nurtured by dedicated gardeners. The gardens frame panoramic views of the city, the Galilee Hills and the Mediterranean Sea.

The irrigation system in the gardens includes a computer which is based on meteorological data it receives, controls hundreds of valves to distribute water throughout the gardens by sprinkling and dripping. This is done at night and in the early morning, to avoid wasting water by evaporation. The water that flows alongside the stairs is circulating in a closed system within each terrace so that almost no water is wasted.

If you are traveling in Israel -don’t forget to visit this amazing place!


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