A beautiful environment inspires and stimulates creativity. That’s why the Weizmann Institute of Science invests great efforts in nurturing the work environment of the Institute scientists.
Gardens take up 380,000 sq m (94 acres) of the Institute grounds. They include 150,000 sq m (37 acres) of lawns with five types of grass, 180,000 sq m (44 acres) of some 750 kinds of shrubs and 30,000 sq m (7 acres) of orchards. Approximately 1,300 trees of 70 kinds grow on campus.
The Institute’s gardens, enjoyed by staff and visitors alike, instill calm and peace of mind. Scattered within them are environmental sculptures – some the work of top Israeli artists, others by foreign sculptors – while several Institute buildings are, in themselves, architectural gems. Even the scientists, in the course of regular research in their laboratories, generate scientific images of great aesthetic delight.