Le Jardin Secret
Marrakech’s Secret Garden.
In the midst of the Medina madness lies an escape, a break in the maze, a lush oasis to catch your breath. Le Jardin Secret is a traditional Moroccan palace inhabited by the country’s sultans in the 16th century, and has just recently opened to the public. From the garden:
Le Jardin Secret is made up of two separate complexes, each of which can be considered as a self-contained riad. The term riad is used in Morocco to describe any residence with a garden at its centre, as opposed to a dar, a residence in which the small extension of the oust-ed-dar (central patio) does not permit the planting of trees.