Marrakech gardens

Marrakech gardens

Marrakesh has a multitude of gardens, and new ones are regularly being created. Each garden has its own style and essence, offering a unique atmosphere to discover. In summer and winter alike, Marrakech’s gardens awaken the senses. Strolling through each one is a truly poetic experience, offering a different atmosphere every time.

Majorelle Garden

The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Morocco, is a lush, intimate botanical garden in the Guéliz district. It was created by Jacques Majorelle, a French painter, adventurer and Orientalist who settled in Morocco in 1917. Today, it is one of the most famous gardens in the world.

Menara Garden:

A visit to Marrakech includes a cab or horse-drawn carriage ride to the Menara Garden, one of the city’s most emblematic landmarks. The Jardin de la Menara, whose elegant building, recognizable by its green tiles, is surrounded by an immense basin that serves as a water reservoir for irrigating crops. The basin is fed by a 700-year-old hydraulic system that carries water from the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. On the hottest days of the year, Marrakech’s inhabitants come here with their families to cool off in the shade of century-old olive trees.

Agdal Gardens

Created in the 12th century, this is Marrakech’s oldest but least-known garden. It boasts greater plant diversity than the Menara gardens, with olive, pomegranate and orange trees, as well as abundant fish and carp. It has two reservoirs designed to store rainwater, the larger of which, called Es Sala, was used for swimming training by troops preparing to cross the Strait of Gibraltar. It is only open on Fridays and Sundays.

Cyber Parc

The Cyber Parc is a garden located right in the city center, between the Medina and Gueliz, opposite the craft center. Admission is free. This eight-hectare park has existed since the 18th century and features a variety of trees, including banana, palm, eucalyptus and orange. It’s the ideal place to cool off on a hot summer’s day.

Jnan Harti Garden

The Jnan Harti garden, created in the 1930s, lies between Gueliz and the Hivernage district, close to the Central Post Office. This intimate botanical garden is little known to tourists. After a period of decline, this Marrakech Garden was revitalized in 2002. The cacti are plentiful and admission is free.

Other gardens

There are also other gardens, albeit less famous. They nevertheless offer a very pleasant atmosphere and attract fewer visitors.

These include the new Jardin de Bab Aghmat, located 200 meters from Riad Al Kesar. This garden is adorned with fig, olive, and palm trees, and also has a large water reservoir in the center (currently empty, and used as a soccer field :). In fact, this garden is a major rehabilitation of the former “Agdal” kitchen garden of the Bahia Palace.