Le Jardin Secret

marrakesh, morocco

Nature , Architecture , Gardens and Parks , Palaces and Forts
Le Jardin Secret has acted as home of some of Morocco and Marrakech’s most important political figures. It was rebuilt in the mid 19th century at the behest of an influential kaid of the Atlas Mountains.
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About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
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09:30 - 18:30 Everyday
hourglass_empty Duration: 1.5 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: MAD 60
info Tips: Last entry : 30 minutes before closing.
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THE EXOTIC GARDEN

 

Displays plants sourced from all over the world. Exotic Garden is the smaller of the two gardens and contains plants from Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Bolivia, Madagascar, the Canary Islands, Australia and Mediterranean countries. The garden was designed by award winning gardener, Tom Stuart Smith, adhering to the original nineteenth century layout. Exotic garden has a visual mix of sculptural and textural planting and vibrant use of colors using drought resistant plants.

 

THE ISLAMIC GARDEN

 

Islamic garden is a fourfold garden with the four quarters of the garden were divided by irrigation channels. Gradually this division of the garden into four sections became accepted symbolically to represent the description of paradise in the Koran.
The four essential elements of the Islamic garden are: water for irrigation, shade, the chahar bagh( fourfold garden ) and a space separated from the outside, a private paradise.

Look for

  • Terracotta bejmat tiles in a greenish turquoise glaze creating the illusion of running water.
  • Two pavilions surrounding the Islamic garden.
  • The tower offering view to the city and Atlas Mountains
  • Hand sculpted plasterwork, traditional tadelakt walls and ornate painted wooden ceilings and doors
  • Decorative benches: sit here and listen tothe trickle of water and feel the calmness of the garden

 

TOWER

 

Full price: 35 dirhams
Reduced price: 20 dirhams (7-24 years, moroccan citizens residing in Morocco)
Visit to the tower prohibited for children under 6 years

 

OPENING HOURS

 

- February, March and October: 9.30 am - 6.30 pm.
- From April to September: 9.30 am - 7.30 pm.
- From November to January: 9.30 am - 6.00 pm.

 

HOW TO GET TO LE JARDIN SECRET ?

 

Le Jardin is located in Rue Mouassine near to the Mouassine mosque and is opposite the Cafe Arabe.

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121 Rue Mouassine Medina Marrakesh Marrakesh Marrakesh-Safi Morocco 40030
City center: Marrakesh
Nearest airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport

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