Le Jardin Secret

Le Jardin Secret, Marrakech: Hours, Address, Le Jardin Secret Reviews: 4.5/5

Le Jardin Secret
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
The riad-museum Le Jardin Secret is one of the largest and most ancient palaces of the medina of Marrakech. It is a place that has kept ancient structures intact that are of an extraordinary cultural value, linked to the art of gardens, architecture and Arab hydraulics. Popularly known as Riad Loukrissi, it has been the sumptuous residence of the Qaid U-Bihi who was the head of the Haha tribe. The riad rises up in the Mouassine quarter (on the main thoroughfare and but a few steps away from the Mouassine fountain and Mouassine Mosque), and comprises two large gardens and one of the highest towers of the medina. The museum provides you with a wealth of historical information about Marrakech's architecture, water, and gardens. You will also find a boutique, a bookshop and two cafes inside Le Jardin Secret. The cafes offer you up fresh, homemade products that you can eat in lush and peaceful settings.
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1-2 hours
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NicoleESmith180
Westchester County, NY9 contributions
Worth the stop!
Sep 2021
This beautiful, quiet, restored garden is absolutely worth a visit. We went here during the afternoon of a very hot day, and really enjoyed our time outside the bustle of the souk. We had a Moroccan mint tea sitting under the large gazebo, while taking in the relaxing garden around us.
Written October 17, 2021
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Adam F
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK104 contributions
Beautiful Gardens Recovered
Oct 2021
Lovely gardens and to read how much work was required to recover this location is inspired. Congratulations to all the people involved you truly have recovered this lovely location.

The only downside I had with it was that the two ponds that have the fish and turtles in need some more maintenance to the water, it didn’t fit in with the theme of the location to have such a fantastic garden with poorly maintained ponds.

PRO TIPS!
- This will cost you 80 dirham per person and it is extra to go up the tower
- The upstairs terrace is free so you can go up there, it shares the same stairs as the tower
- It is quite hard to find it is in the shopping madina but google maps will take you directly to it
Written October 5, 2021
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Marcel v
Roosendaal, The Netherlands276 contributions
Okay, not wow
Oct 2021 • Solo
Nice garden, but a bit too pricey. The walk to the garden is quite nice as you’ll be surrounded by the markets and salesware. The Secret Garden itself is ok. If you have time left, definitely worth the visit.
Written October 1, 2021
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DunkBob B
Cardiff, UK32 contributions
A bit of culture, and we learnt something!
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is our second trip to Marrakesh. As the YSL museum was shut, we couldn’t revisit that so spent a few days wandering the Medina and taking in other sights.
At 80 dh each, entry is pricey. But the garden is beautiful, fascinating, inspiring and worth the experience.
The film teaches you a bit about the Medina, and its history, and especially the role water has played, and continues to play. I will certainly never look at a Moroccan water feature or garden the same way!
Written September 20, 2021
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Martha Patricia de Bruxelles
Wiltshire, UK1,538 contributions
Paradise in earth.
Beautiful, peaceful, stunning and just small piece of paradise.We enjoy looking around, relax and been able to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the place
Written September 14, 2021
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Dena R
Washington, WV3 contributions
Peaceful place
Sep 2021
Le jardin secret is definitely one of the best gardens I have ever visited. I really liked the historical saadian empire background behind the creation of the garden. I felt a lot of peace in this place, I would go back there if I ever visit Marrakech again.
Written September 13, 2021
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Ollie S
Oxford, UK5 contributions
A very relaxed visit to the Secret Garden
Aug 2021 • Friends
Such a relaxed visited to the Secret Garden. Excellent service from the Reception and Tour guides. Can’t recommend enough. Many thanks to Abdou for his kind help upon arrival.
Written August 17, 2021
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Amanda C
Cwmbran, UK75 contributions
Hidden gem
Aug 2021
This is a hidden gem in Marrakesh, there are many gardens but I actually thought that this one was my favourite, stunning plants, and fountains and a great history to read as you go through the garden, the fruit trees smell incredible and there is a small cafe to sit and enjoy a drink
Written August 13, 2021
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Katherine
Sheffield, UK1 contribution
Peaceful and tranquil gardens
Aug 2021 • Friends
We visited the secret garden early in the morning as it opens at 9:30 am. Well worth a visit especially if you enjoy peace and tranquillity compared to the bustling Marrakesh city. Glad the site has been rescued and restored.
Written August 12, 2021
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JohnDuran52
Bangkok, Thailand76 contributions
A Gift to the World
Jul 2021
I have visited the Le Jardin Secret on two trips to Marrakech and will do so every time I come. On this occasion I met Abdou, a receptionist with a degree in English Literature and a gift to excite visitors about the Garden. I bought the book that described the process of reclaiming the garden's original beauty and stature. As well, I watched the YouTube video titled "Le Jardin Secret : The Restoration of a Great Forgotten Riad" showing the Herculean enterprise which the Italian, LAURO MILAN, undertook to give this garden a rebirth. What vision and perseverance this gentleman and his team must have had to recreate a true gift to the world.
Written July 14, 2021
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