Picture from the open exhibition at the Abraham Garden, an exhibition commemorating the history of the city of Ramat Gan.
The exhibition is located on the wall of the amphitheater, in the Abraham Garden.
In the next photo taken that day, the exhibit is displayed and topped by Shlomo Katz’s Sgraffito Click for a larger image
The Garden city regulations state:
The Garden City regulations
A. Company Name - Garden City
B. Founding Time - Nissan 1913
C. Office - Tel Aviv
D. Its purpose is to build a modern seat of people close to each other in the Zionist national spirit, who are totally unfavorable to trade in plots and homes and who want to work on their own from the natural life of the village without giving up on the good sides of the city.
In order to fulfill this purpose, the Company has the right to acquire land in various ways and to prepare for building a city, building houses, streets, roads and bridges, canals and pipes, taxis and public transport, and all kinds of public institutions for the benefit of the company and its education, to borrow money, to take out the ... (?) in the property of the company; To sell, exchange or rent out its assets or some of them, including doing all that it deems necessary and beneficial to achieve one of the company’s goals. Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Ramat Gan city symbol Garden City
In 1914, at the initiative of Dr. Yehuda Leib Matmon, director of the Herzliya Gymnasium, began to organize the "Garden City" association. A group of people, residents of Tel Aviv, who were massacred during the accelerated construction process that was taking place in Tel Aviv at the time and sought to establish a different settlement framework.
The Association’s committee drafted a policy to ensure the rural character of the community. The inspiration and idea for a lifestyle - a small city and many gardens, the English philosopher Ebenezer Howard conceived.
In 1928, the first garden, "King George’s Garden", was planted in the city center. When the state was founded, its name was changed to King David’s Garden. HaYeled Boulevard was the natural connection to Rambam Square.
In 1936, the cornerstone was laid for the garden of Abraham. Looking up from the panoramic side of the garden will identify how the avenue of heroes at the back of the west bank is supposed to connect with King David’s garden.
In 1938, the Third Garden, the Presidents’ Garden, was later inaugurated the Shaul Garden (by the poet Shaul Tchernichovsky) or nicknamed "The Monkey Garden."
"Garden City" fulfilled its mission. Ramat Gan won the title - the Garden City, and for good reason. In the first four decades since the foundation stone, dozens of gardens have been planted there. Ramat-Gan kept its character, variety of trees and its grassy gardens.
Krinitzi’s vision hit deep roots.
"It is with great satisfaction that we note that our city of Ramat Gan is at the forefront of its professional achievements and the extent of its ever-growing flora life.
With great efforts we have succeeded in fertilizing our lands which were poor and barren; Now there are growing and fragrant pine groves, which serve as a backbone and foundation for all deciduous gardens."
Moshe Kivshani, City Gardener, Planting Department Manager.
from top- left counterclockwise
- Moshe Kivshani on the background of HaGiborim Ave. View from the west side of the Abraham Garden 1956, unknown photographer
- Ricefeld Garden, Planting the Garden in Tu Bishvat 2.2.1950, Photographer: Kaufman Hugo
- Corner in Gan Yehuda, Photographer: AM Yosef
- Opening of the Tel Yehuda Garden, 1940, Photographer: Photo Ben-Zion.
- Monkeys in the Shaul Garden (Monkey Garden), Photographer: Photo Viter
- King David’s Garden, 1950s, unknown photographer
- Shaul Gan - Mayor on tour, Photographer: Photo Viter
- The Presidents’ Garden / Shaul Garden - Krinitzi , his granddaughter Naomi Yakim and the gardener Kivshani , 1940s, photographer Photo Ipla
- Garden City regulations in the original manuscript, 1914
Ramat Gan City House