Many people come here specifically to visit our beautiful gardens, which contain several Cedars of Lebanon that are almost 150 years old. In addition, pine, oak and carob trees provide ample shade on hot summer days. Our garden is also home to numerous fruit trees including pomegranates, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, gapes and figs. Our community regularly makes jams and preserves from fruit grown in the garden and these find their way to the breakfast table for visitors staying in the monastery. The wonderful variety of flowers in the different seasons, the presence of plentiful bird life, water features, and quiet places to sit and enjoy the tranquillity, as well as the lovely views of the Judean hills, can make a visit to our garden a highlight of your time in Ein Kerem.