Biblical Garden

With the cooperation of the “Beit Shalom” Association in Switzerland and the Israeli Antiquity Department, a unique biblical village was inaugurated in 2000 at Yad Hashmona.

The unique Biblical Garden on the hotel ground displays a variety of biblical plants and trees as well as reconstructed buildings and agricultural tools from biblical times.The Biblical Garden has an ancient wine press, an olive oil press, a mikve (ritual bath), a burial cave, an agricultural watchtower, a Galilean-type synagogue and a Bedouin tent.

A guided tour (available in various languages upon request) will take you back to the times of the Bible and will help you grow in a deeper understanding of the Old- and New Testament.

Groups can reserve a Jesus Passover Experience – A Biblical Meal, that will give them deep insight in a multi-scensory way to the day to day life in the biblical times including a delicious Biblical Meal, that can be combined with a guided tour in the Biblical Garden.

for reservation: 02-594 2000, Email:

More on the subject Uncategorized

Contact us

Address: Yad Hashmona Hotel, 90895, Phone: 025942000, Fax 025343959, E-mail:





General information ** Friday brunch is closed ** The unique restaurant of Yad Hashmona is constructed of specially imported pine from Finland, to preserve the Scandinavian atmosphere of the place. This unique dining hall, together with a glassed-in restaurant terrace facing the green Judean Mountains, promise our guests a special treat. Our chef offers a […]



Situated Yad Hashmona is centrally located, 17 kilometers from Jerusalem, 45 kilometers from Tel-Aviv, 40 kilometers from Ben Gurion Airport and 40 kilometers from the Dead Sea. Driving Directions From Tel Aviv: 1)Take the “Tel-Aviv – Jerusalem Highway No. 1” 2) Exit at “Newe Ilan” Interchange (No. 425) 3) Tollow the road to the round […]



The Conference halls at the Yad Hashmona Country Hotel offer a large variety of events and meetings in the unique atmosphere of this special place. One can choose the Pine Hall, the charming Restaurant location, the glassed-in restaurant terrace or the Outdoor Terraces overlooking the panoramic view. All these and more promise an unforgettable experience […]



Our hotel restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests of the hotel on Thursday night may eat at the Friday brunch instead of breakfast (from 9.00 to 10.00 only). Swimming Pool – guests may use the year-round pool at Neve Ilan at no charge – see Reception for tickets. Families can enjoy the children’s delight […]



Attractions in and near Yad Hashmona: Yad Hashmona Biblical Garden (for guided tours: 02-5942000/2/3) “King David Stables” Horse Riding (in Yad Hashmona, phone:057-747-1681 ) Swimming Pool (in Newe Ilan, 3 min. drive, free entrance for Yad Hashmona Hotel guests) Attractions in the Judean Hills: Attraction parks, and others Phone nr. Jeep tours (Aish tours /Jaron) […]