Stumbling upon Le Jardin Secret among the chaos of the souks in Marrakech was a welcome moment of calm in the day. The garden, once part of a palace in the nineteenth century, was recently restored by Italian architects after years of neglect, and is well worth a visit even if you get lost trying to find it. “Hidden gem” could not be a more appropriate description for this serene little garden, which is filled with exotic plants from all over the world. I was blown away by the beauty of this place. Bonus: it’s much less crowded than Jardin Majorelle and immaculately kept. Access to the garden costs just over $5, and I recommend spending the little extra bit ($3) for the tower visit and the views up there. If you have extra time to kill, do enjoy a mint tea either at the garden level or on the terrace.
Le Jardin Secret
Rue Mouassine 121
40030 – Marrakesh Medina – Morocco