Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden

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Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden
Location within Pittsburgh
Type Biblical garden
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Created 1987 (1987)

The Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden (0.3 acres) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Shadyside section is a Biblical botanical garden.[1]

Opened and free to the public since 1987 from June 1 through September 15. It now displays more than 100 plants once grown in ancient Israel, including cedars, dates, figs, olives, and pomegranates. All are labeled with biblical verses. The garden also includes a waterfall, desert, and a representation of the Jordan River from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea. It produces a new show on ancient Near Eastern horticulture each summer. [2]

The garden is on the grounds of Rodef Shalom Temple, which houses Western Pennsylvania's oldest Jewish congregation, dating back to the 1840s.

See also


  1. Wodarczyk, Z. (2004). "Biblical gardens in dissemination of ideas of the Holy Scripture" (PDF). Folia Horticulturae. 16: 141–147.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Rodef Shalom garden showcases Biblical beauty plants, y Toby Tabachnick , Jewish chronicle [1]

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