This website is based on the book "right plant right place" by my mother - Ruth Benjamin (1923 - 1976).
The site is a monument for her work.
When the site was established in 2003, it contained about 500 plants growing in Israel - the Holy Land .
Since then , the site developed and contains approximately 4000 different plants that grow in the Holy Land , and more information ondifferent plants according to requests of readers.
About Israel - The holly land
The total area of land Israel, is 22,072 square kilometers (8,522 sq mi)
Despite its small size, Israel is home to a variety of geographic features, from the Negev desert in the south to the mountain ranges of the Galilee, Carmel and toward the Golan in the north.
Four different phytogeographic regions exist in Israel, due to the country's location between the temperate and the tropical zones, bordering the Mediterranean Sea in the west and the desert in the east. For this reason the flora and fauna of Israel is extremely diverse.
There are 2,867 known species of plants found in Israel. Of these, at least 253 species are introduced and non-native, As of May 2007, there are 190 Israeli nature reserves.
The site supports the Botanical Garden "Havat Hanoy - the biblical garden" which deal since its opening in 1952 with acclimatization garden plants from all over the world.