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GARDENS ILLUSTRATED: Gardens of Marrakech and Taroudant

11 March 2021

6 days from £3,898pp

This special Moroccan garden tour offers a unique selection of 21st century, mostly private gardens, created by some of our best-known designers. 
  • Tom Stuart-Smith will guide you through his own creation, Le Jardin Secret in the heart of Marrakech
  • Visit a series of remarkable gardens designed by Eric Ossart and Arnaud Maurières
  • Visit the new YSL museum, Jardin Majorelle
  • Enjoy a private view of the adjacent Villa Oasis where Yves Saint Laurent lived during his lifetime in Morocco
  • Visit to The Thiemann Cactus Nursery
  • Stay at two outstanding small hotels: guesthouse Jnane and Dar al Hossoun
Award-winning, British designer Tom Stuart-Smith will guide you through his own creation, Le Jardin Secret in the heart of Marrakech. While in the city of Taroudant we visit a series of remarkable gardens designed by Eric Ossart and Arnaud Maurières, two French globetrotting botanists, plant hunters, and garden designers. A further highlight of the tour will be a day comprised of all things Yves Saint Laurent, including the new YSL museum, Jardin Majorelle, and a private view of the adjacent Villa Oasis where Yves Saint Laurent lived during his lifetime in Morocco. In a picture-book setting with views of the High Atlas Mountains, wonderful climate and cuisine, and great shopping, visitors will discover two warm and friendly cities steeped in history. We stay at two outstanding small hotels: guesthouse Jnane Tamsna, surrounded by its own botanically rich and captivating garden in an oasis setting; and Dar al Hossoun in the ancient town of Taroudant, an eco-friendly Riad surrounding courtyards planted with many fascinating plant species.
 

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

Jnane Tamsna

★★★★★

At Jnane Tamsna, modern design and Moorish tradition combine to sumptuous effect. The hotel offers an oasis of tranquillity away from the bustle of the Old Medina. Elegant guestrooms are spread throughout five integrated houses, which are further complimented by five pools and a tennis court. An excellent onsite restaurant also uses organic produce from the estate.

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom 
  • Air conditioning
  • Private balcony
  • Room service
  • Safe

Dar al Hossoun

★★★★

The only eco-garden lodge in Morocco, Dar al Hossoun is set within fifteen acres of former olive grove. The gardens are a wonderous maze of interconnected courtyards containing over 900 different species of plant. Both house and garden are the creation of Arnaud Maurières
and Eric Ossart, botanists, plant hunters, architects and collectors. Facilities include a restaurant, where offerings are supplemented by produce grown onsite, and two swimming pools, one of which is heated in winter.
 

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom 
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Safe