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The entrance gate to the garden was photographed that day
At the top of the gate is the inscription: Founders’ Garden - Yad LaBanim, and next to it: "Dani Karavan - sculptor, Zvi Dekel - architect - Micha Perry - engineer, Arhan Keminger - project developer and manager
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The vegetation in the Founders’ Garden was photographed that day Click for a larger image
The "White Road" was photographed that day Click for a larger image
The monument in memory of the founders was photographed that day Click for a larger image
The memorial pillars in memory of the people of Hadera who fell in the wars were photographed that day Click for a larger image
The following pictures show the diesel pump indicated on the sign Click for a larger image Click for a larger image
The garden also appears in the eucalyptus track Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
: Founders’ Garden - Yad LaBanim
When you come to the Founders’ Garden - Yad Labanim, remember the builders of Hadera, its sons and daughters, who fell on the defense of the city and the land. Their names are engraved in the iron of the eight pillars of remembrance rising as from the depths of the earth towards the sky east of the white road which crosses the garden and connects its parts and the past to the present. At the northern end, the road leads to the "Yad LeBanim House", built in 1956.
The garden will tell you the story of Hadera’s birth and the stages of its development.
High above the garden, on either side of the white road, rise the Washingtonian tops planted here before World War I by agronomist Aaron Aaronson, who gained rising fame as a mother-wheat discoverer and opened a plant acclimatization plant in the garden.
West of the white road, the swamp is lying and bubbling, surrounded by reed and nuphar vegetation. The swamp next to it will pass, like the orchard, the kurkar surface, the dunes and the white road that connects them, all made by the garden’s creators and designers, the sculptor Dani Karavan, landscape architect Zvi Dekel and the engineer Micha Perry. Aaron Kemminger, chairman of the Friends of Yad Lebanim Association, the initiator of the project and its director.
The creative team approached in 1990 to redesign the garden established in 1911 by the Colony Committee.
In the heart of the swamp you will see a monument in memory of the founders of Hadera, designed by the architect M. Zilberman and was inaugurated in 1966 on the 75th anniversary of the colony.
The swamp, dunes, kurkar and orchard deposits represented here symbolically will remind you of the birth of Hadera, whose founders turned its malignant swamps into flowering orchards. Among the orchard trees you will see a well and a motor-driven pump with a diesel engine, the sound of which would ever emanate from the heart of the orchards, and would resonate in the streets of the colony.
The journey through the Founders Garden will be a journey through time and following people who have been, and made this place, and given their lives for its existence.
[Map of the Founders’ Garden]