The following photo taken that day shows the garden, and the Masonic branch with the sign:
The Order of the Freemasons
SHIMSHON LODGE 46
EST 1958 Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Ashkelon city emblem
Division for the Improvement of the City Masonic Order Garden
An organization of men who realize their life’s view of brotherhood, mutual help and truth
The garden is for your enjoyment, please protect it!