The project known as the Secret Garden is on about 110 sqm at the back of the Spanish Synagogue.
The garden both reclaims an unkempt area and offers the Community an area suited to teaching and religious ceremonies. The wealth of plants recalls the ones mentioned in the Texts that can thrive in the local climate. Species include olive, fig, jujube, palm and pomegranate trees as well as apricots, almonds, strawberry trees, tamarisks and cedars of Lebanon with thick foliage.
Amidst the plants, a teaching area for school, a sukkah – the hut for Sukkoth High Holiday – and a fountain recalling the River Jordan and its tributaries.
Tours organised by the Jewish Museum of Venice