GARDEN Need air? If you want to escape the noise and bustle of the city, Made in Marrakech offers a walk in five of the most beautiful gardens in the city, that are also fun for children.
A necessary tourist destination of excellent standards, this peaceful place, hidden behind high walls, is as green as the city is red. Plants of all kinds, turtles splashing, bright colours...the garden offers unparalleled tranquility, although it is still a very touristy destination but the beautiful backdrop will create great photo memories.
Just minutes from the Jemaa El Fna Square, the Cyber Park is probably the best mantained public garden in the city. Visitors can surf the internet in the garden, enjoy the zellige fountain and a beautiful grassy area. At the bottom of the garden there is a wooded area, almost like a little piece of a forest and a change of scenery for inhabitants of the city. It's only downside; the pebble walkways that make pushing a pram across them difficult.
Located near the famous Koutoubia Mosque, the gardens are planted with flowers on every path and benches are lined around the garden, where romantics meet. A little piece of advice; take the opportunity to go to the library adjoining the garden.
In this area, the Agdal Gardens are the rallying point for Marrakchis to go for a Sunday picnic under the trees. Its weak point; it deserves more attention. Its strong point; the pond, come with lots of stale bread to feed the fish, it always amuses the children.
This park has an advantage; it's location. There is a nice collection of cactus trees and a sandbox with games for children. Well maintained, its a nice park for when you want to take a step back from city life.
Text Stephanie Jacob
Translation Karen Athwal
Photos Simon Saliot