Discovery Trail in the Botanical GDN
The purpose of a new “Discovery Trail” for children at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens is to attract more visitors to the site and to allow a younger audience to learn about botany through experimentation and personal experience. The design challenge was to integrate the intervention within the existing botanical garden – an established park with a very distinct character and unique qualities.
The strategy chosen was to weave the exhibitions and contents along a “Discovery Trail” that intersects with the Garden’s existing trail system, and revives certain corners of the gardens as places for exhibits and activities. The Discovery Trail was created from cast concrete, intentionally distinct from the existing garden trails.. inviting visitors who meander in the gardens to embark on a different kind of adventure.
Chief Architect: Dorona Yogev
Client: Botanical Gardens, Jerusalem
Designer: Ido Bruno
Artist: Will Beckers
Landscape Architecture, the existing gardens: Shlomo Aronson architects
photos: Nir Kafri, Gil Teichman, Eyal Waiss