24.02.14 Le Jardin Secret, Marrakech - I

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Drawing by Tom Stuart-Smith

We are currently working on designing a garden in the heart of the Medina in Marrakech. The garden will be located on the site of what was the Riad of the Governor of the Medina in the 19th century.

Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd

Part of the garden will be planned as a faithful reconstruction of an Islamic garden that could have existed in Marrakech in the 19th century, authentic in its details of construction and planting. The smaller garden, which will be largely reconfigured, will be a more romantic interpretation of a Moroccan garden, full of the sorts of flowers and colour that would not be found in the more traditional garden.

Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd

The west courtyard will have a citrus grove and annual wildflower planting.

Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd

The east courtyard will be based on an Islamic pattern and the west courtyard will retain its cruciform layout of the 19th century. Both spaces will be linked together with an open pergola structure.