The Wohl Rose Garden – Israel
The 19-acre Wohl Rose Garden in Jerusalem is an iconic green space, designed by Yosef Segal and featuring over 400 varieties of roses, many of them gifts from countries around the world.
Situated opposite the Knesset and established in 1981, the rose garden was a project Vivienne was passionate about.
Maurice and Vivienne Wohl devoted over 40 years of their life to helping others by quietly but generously providing charitable support to important causes in Israel and the UK. They cared deeply for the city of Jerusalem and its residents, Vivienne proudly chaired the Geneva branch of the Council for a Beautiful Israel. When Teddy Kollek became Mayor of Jerusalem in the 1970s, they were inspired by his progressive thinking, his vision for a united Jerusalem and his plans to beautify and enhance the city.
Vivienne particularly loved the idea of bringing green space to the city and their support led to the establishment of the Wohl Rose Garden. It was Vivienne’s idea to make the rose the central theme and they loved the idea that visiting dignitaries would be greeted in the rose garden on their arrival in Jerusalem.
Over 40 years later, the Wohl Legacy has continued the commitment to enhancing public spaces in Jerusalem, with its ongoing support for the redesign and upgrade of the Wohl Rose Garden, in Maurice and Vivienne Wohl’s memory – ensuring that their vision lives on.
The Wohl Rose Garden renovations are in partnership with the Jerusalem Development Authority, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Jerusalem Foundation.