Welcome to Friends of the Garden

Friends of the Garden, Inc. is a non-profit corporation of the State of Texas, USA, and is recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Friends of the Garden, Inc. are tax deductible for US taxpayers. The purpose of Friends of the Garden, Inc is to support the ministry of the Garden Tomb, located in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Since 1894 the Garden Tomb has been a place of Worship and Witness declaring the victory of the risen Jesus Christ. Travelers from around the world touring the Holy Land include time in Jerusalem where hundreds of thousands each year find their way to the Garden Tomb; a beautiful Garden, located just outside the Damascus Gate of the Old City.

Standing in the shadow of Skull Hill, the Garden Tomb includes an ancient empty tomb, a possible site for the burial and resurrection of Christ Jesus.

Entrance to the Garden is free of charge for everyone, a place where people experience the peace and beauty of the Garden and hear the Good News of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

If you have visited the Garden Tomb, we thank you for your continued prayer and financial support. If you have not had the opportunity to visit us yet, we look forward to welcoming you in the future.

Investing In The Future

A unique opportunity to partner with us in the development of the Garden Tomb

Between 2016 and 2019 visitor numbers increased from 235,000 to 450,000 annually.

In 2020 the global pandemic had a massive impact on the ministry, with tourism to Israel coming to a halt. There is no indication that the situation will change before the end of 2021

Although Covid19 has temporarily stopped tourists coming, it has presented to us a window of opportunity to improve the site, an opportunity that may never happen again.

We are therefore committed to seizing this moment, while tourism is halted, to undertake significant improvements throughout the Garden.

We want to be ready to welcome people back to this unique place, where the Gospel of the Risen Christ is proclaimed with power in the very place where these events may have happened.

We ask you to prayerfully consider partnering with us in financial support.

For more information click on the Development Plans link below


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