Biblical Botanical Garden


Welcome to the Biblical Garden! 

Visit the biblical lands, right on Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh! The Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden, established in 1987, is the largest such garden in North America. Sitting on a third of an acre, the garden is the only one of its kind to feature an ongoing program of research and publication.

The pastoral setting includes a waterfall, a desert, a stream, and a representation of the River Jordan, which meanders through the garden from our Lake Galilee to our Dead Sea. All plants in the garden—more than 100—are labeled with appropriate biblical verses and are displayed among replicas of ancient farming tools. Among the specimens are wheat, barley, millet, and herbs valued by the ancient Israelites. Olives, dates, pomegranates, figs, and cedar trees round out the historic and educational inventory. New plants join the garden annually!

2019 Theme

Food and Cooking in the First Diaspora


Biblical Garden
4905 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Visit, Learn, Enjoy

The garden is open annually from June 1 through September 15
Sunday-Thursday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.,  Wednesday (June-August): 7–Dusk., Saturday: Noon–1 p.m.

No admission charge. Handicap accessible. 

Tours are offered to for individuals on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:15 p.m. No reservation is required. Tours for groups of eight or more persons are available by reservation only. Contact Helena Nichols:

Helena Nichols   Biblical Garden Director  (412) 621-6566 x132

Helena Nichols
Biblical Garden Director
(412) 621-6566 x132