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Hortus goes to Tangier

17 May 2021

5 days from £3,398pp

On this very special tour we will have the rare privilege of stepping into magical, private gardens; meeting their creators as well as enjoying the comfort and hospitality of the centrally located and much-celebrated El Minzah hotel.
  • Visit an array of gardens on Vieille Montagne; including Gazebo & El Foolk 
  • Spend time exploring Cliff House; the home and garden of Madison Cox, President of the Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint-Laurent
  • Enjoy a lunch hosted by Anna Mackew
  • Visit the gardens of Umberto Pasti
  • Explore the Donabo Botanic Gardens 
  • Indulge in a lantern-lit dinner with Gordon Watson 
Tangier, one of the Mediterranean’s oldest and most strategically placed seaports has had a long and dramatic
history of intrigue and multicultural occupation, attractive to a fluid population of adventurers and diplomats,
spies and socialites as well as being the legendary haunt of the literary lions of the Beat Generation. Today – to
the regret of some – Tangier has shaken off its slightly seedy reputation, grown considerably smarter and acquired
a cosmopolitan confidence, perhaps more attractive to business than bohemians. But the city still has its secrets
and the best of these are its private gardens, hidden within the heart of the old city or behind the high walls of the
fashionable Vieille Montagne. Here, a wonderful cast of men and women have married their love of Tangier to a
love of plants and created gardens in the image of their own diverse personalities. 

Your Accommodation

El Minzah, Tangier

★★★★★
Overview
The iconic El Minzah has enjoyed a flood of glamorous guests in its lifetime, Jackie Onassis, Winston Churchill and Rita Hayworth among them. One of Tangier’s grandest buildings, it sits between the Old Medina and the new city, within walking distance of several of the city’s most important sites. A sunny internal courtyard, elegant palm-lined pool (one of two) and panoramic views across the bay all set the tone for relaxation. Hotel restaurant and bar. 
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe 
  • Minibar