Morocco: Gardens, Art, and Culture
of Tangier and Marrakech

March 22–April 3, 2022

In support of the UC Botanical Garden Escorted by Katherine Greenberg

Come with us to discover the fascinating culture and gardens of Morocco. Our tour begins in Tangier, Morocco’s most northern city and home to an eccentric assortment of creative residents and travelers. From there, we will fly to Marrakech, the centuries-old walled city that dazzles visitors with its colorful souks, exotic gardens, ornate palaces, and vast palm groves. An optional post-tour excursion is planned to Ouarzazate and Skoura oasis in a region south of the High Atlas Mountains known for its beautiful kasbahs. Along the way, we will enjoy visits to exceptional private homes and experience the best of Moroccan hospitality.

Tuesday, March 22: USA to Tangier

Wednesday, March 23: Tangier (D)

Independent arrivals in Tangier. Check into Le Mirage Hotel for four nights. The hotel is located on the coast just outside of Tangier.

Meet for a drink in the late afternoon with tour escort Katherine Greenberg and Sofia Barroso, tour leader and lecturer. Then visit Vielle Montagne, the home and garden of Umberto Pasti, for a welcome dinner. Umberto is the author of Eden Revisited: A Garden in Northern Morocco  (Rizzoli), which tells the fascinating story of his garden in Rohuna. 

Thursday, March 24: Tangier (B, L) 

This morning we depart for the medina of Tangier and the Tangier American Legation, the only American historical landmark outside of the United States, for a guided visit by its curator, Mohamed Jadidi. The Legation is a museum and cultural center that represents the enduring friendship between Morocco and the United States.  

Then we will visit the Weavers Market or Foundouk Chejra, where we will see artisans working at their looms. We will also visit Galerie and Bazar Tindouf, known for Moroccan antiques and contemporary Moroccan art. 

We depart by bus to the restaurant Aux Trois Portes, located in a lovely garden designed by French landscape architect Eugenie Denarnaud. The restaurant has a breathtaking view of Tarifa and the Strait of Gilbraltar, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea.

After lunch, we will visit the charming Kasbah Museum and its Andalusian Garden. There will be free time to explore the Kasbah of Tangier and visit the boutique of Laure Welfing, designer of exquisite caftans.
Return to the hotel. This evening is free for dinner on your own.

Friday, March 25: Tangier – Vielle & Nouvelle Montagne (B,L)
Enjoy a morning walk on the beach or visit the Caves of Hercules next to the hotel. Then depart mid-morning toward Tangier to see the private garden Bab Essalam, created by French landscape designers Eugenie Denarnaud and Louis Lazaroo. This project is described in a lovely small book, Un Jardin sur le Detroit a Tanger.

We will continue to the Vielle & Nouvelle Montagne quarter, where the city’s most beautiful homes and gardens have been built for over a century. We will visit Dar Sinclair, the lovely home and garden of the late photographer Tessa Condrington Wheeler, now managed by her daughters.

Our lunch today will be on the terrace of Villa Josephine, overlooking the garden and the sea. Built in the early 1900s, the Villa has had several prestigious owners, including Walter Burton Harris, a British author whose life of adventure inspired the legend of Indiana Jones.

After lunch, we will visit the home and garden of Madison Cox, American garden designer and has worked in the United States, Europe and North Africa. Responsible for the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech. He is director of the Saint Laurent Museums in Paris and in Marrakech, and president of the Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent Foundation (PBYSL) since the death of Pierre Bergé in September 2017.

Then we will visit Gazebo, the beautiful home, and garden of interior designer Veere Greeney, designed by landscape architect John Mason. Tea will be hosted.

There will be free time to later in the afternoon to visit the souk of Tangier or return to the hotel. Independent dinners at the hotel or in Tangier.

 

Saturday, March 26: Tangier – Rohuna – Assilah (B,L)

This morning we drive south of Tangier to the village of Rohuna to visit Umberto Pasti’s garden. Umberto and his head gardener Bernard Dogimont will welcome us. This exceptional garden features native and drought-tolerant plants and involves the local community.
Each section of Umberto’s garden is named. One area is called “Now on the Ocean,” where two men from the nearby village create beautiful and unique pieces of furniture in vivid colors. We will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by women from the village.

On our way back to Tangier, we will explore Assilah, a charming blue and white village by the sea. This historic town on the northwest tip of the Atlantic coast of Morocco has well-preserved ramparts from the old Portuguese fortress. We will return to the hotel with time to rest or pack—Independent dinners at the hotel or the nearby L’Ocean restaurant.

Sunday, March 27: Tangier – Marrakech (B,L)

Early departure to Tangier Ibn Battuta Airport for our flight to Marrakech.

On arrival in Marrakech, we will see the Menara, the city’s oldest garden dating from the 12th century, and then drive to the nearby village of Tahnout to visit the studio and garden designed by Moroccan artists Yamou and Fatiha Zemmouri. Their paintings and sculptures are informed by organic forms related to nature. Tea and Moroccan pastries will be served.

Our next visit is Beldi Country Club, where we will enjoy a lunch of regional specialties and discover a charming blend of Moroccan tradition and French chic. Beldi is an Arabic expression meaning “traditional” or “the one who is from here”. Maintaining the harmony between the natural environment, and human activity is essential to the Beldi experience. The property has a beautiful rose garden and its own souk, in addition to Morocco’s last team of glassblowers.

In the surroundings, we will find MC Pots, Madison Cox artisanal pots workshop. Private visit. This afternoon we check our hotel, Les Jardins de la Koutoubia, for four nights. The hotel is centrally located in the medina near the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, the city’s landmark, and the lively Jemaa el Fna square, where snake charmers and storytellers delight visitors every evening. Independent dinners. We suggest dinner at Le Jardin Restaurant at Royal Mansour hotel, with garden designed by Spanish landscape architect Luis Vallejo.

 

Monday, March 28: Marrakech: Majorelle Garden and Yves Saint Laurent Museum (B,L,D)

This morning we depart for a private visit to the Yves Saint Laurent Museum and Majorelle Garden. It was in Marrakech that Yves Saint Laurent found his source of inspiration and refuge. In the 1960s, he and his partner Pierre Berge bought the Majorelle Garden and the magnificent home they named Villa Oasis. After restoring the Majorelle Garden, they opened it to the public, keeping their adjacent villa as a private retreat.

The Yves Saint Laurent Museum, designed by Studio KO, opened in 2017. It holds more than forty years of Yves Saint Laurent’s work and hosts special exhibits and programs. After the museum visit, we will see the amazing Majorelle Garden, designed in the 1920s by the French artist and plant collector Jacques Majorelle. He captured Morocco’s light and exotic colors in his paintings and created a private paradise in his home, studio, and garden. The original garden was meticulously restored by Yves Saint Laurent and garden designer Madison Cox, now Director of the Majorelle Garden and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum.

We will have lunch at the spectacular Villa Oasis, private home, and garden of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge, with time after to visit the Berber Museum in the former studio of Jacques Majorelle. There may be free time to explore the boutiques in the area or return to the hotel.

Later we will visit Sidi Ghanem industrial quarter, where many artisans, artists, and gallerists have placed their workshops and galleries.

Return to the hotel.

This evening we will enjoy dinner at Le Maison Arabe, a lovely old hotel and restaurant in the medina.

Tuesday, March 29: Marrakech – Medina (B, L)

Our tour of historic gardens will include the Agdal, established by the Almoravid dynasty in the 12th century to provide food for the city. Agdal is a Berber term meaning “enclosed meadow on the banks of a wadi”. The orchards were irrigated by water brought through an ancient system of underground channels called kettara, which are still in use in Morocco.

Guided visit to the MACAAL, the Museum of African Art, and the golf course and gardens. Lunch in the golf club at Al Maaden with views over the impressive gardens designed by Fernando Caruncho and his sculpture park.

 

Return to the medina, where we will visit Le Jardin Secret, dating from the 16th century when the Saadian Sultan began the urbanization of what is now the Mouassine district. Rebuilt in the 19th century by an influential kaid from the Atlas Mountains, the Secret Garden has been home to some of the most important political figures in Morocco. The garden of this amazing palace has been recently restored by Tom Stuart-Smith, a British landscape architect responsible for the Windsor Palace gardens. The owner and director, Lauro Milan, will welcome us.

Later in the afternoon, we will visit Maison de la Photographie, a private foundation created in 2009 to exhibit photographs that illustrate the exceptional diversity of Morocco from 1870 to 1960. The collection also contains journals, maps, and prints. On our guided walk through the narrow alleys of the medina, we will discover the work of local artisans. Return to the hotel.

Late afternoon visit to the legendary La Mamounia Hotel. Its famous gardens were created by Sultan Mohammed Ben Abdallah in the 18th century on several acres enclosed by the centuries-old wall surrounding the medina. Gravel paths lined with palm trees and flowering perennials lead through an orchard of olive trees and orange trees to a garden of herbs, fruits, and vegetables that supply the hotel’s restaurants. We will enjoy drinks on the hotel terrace. Independent dinners.

Wednesday, March 30: Marrakech – Ourika Valley (B,L,D)

This morning we depart for the Ourika Valley on the lower slopes of the High Atlas Mountains to the south of Marrakech (50min). We will first visit Anima Garden, the project of Austrian artist and writer Andre Heller. This magical garden features many outdoor rooms, each with its own character and art installations. There is also an art gallery on the property. Enjoy an early lunch at its Restaurant “Paul Bowles”.
After lunch, we will head towards the outskirts of Marrakech to visit Montresso Foundation and its artist in residence project Jardin Rouge. Based in Morocco in 2009, this foundation supports diverse fields of artistic research.

Eight studios allow space for thirty artists per cultural season to work in an environment conducive to experimentation and dialogue. We will enjoy a welcome coffee and guided visit to the garden and studios.

 

 

Later this afternoon, we will visit Jnane Tamsna, the impressive 9-acre private estate in the Palmeraie created by ethnobotanist Gary Martin and his wife, Meryanne Loum-Martin. Gary designed the garden in the traditional arsat model, combining existing date palms with fruit trees and a profusion of aromatic and flowering perennials. The houses and many of their furnishings were designed by Meryanne in a contemporary Moroccan style. We will celebrate our Moroccan adventure this evening with a farewell dinner at Jnane Tamsna.

Thursday, March 31: Marrakech – USA

Independent transfers to the airport for return flights to the USA.

March 31 – April 2, Optional Post-tour: Marrakech to Ouarzazate and Skoura Oasis

An optional post-tour to the region of Ouarzazate is planned for a small group (10 maximum). From Marrakech, we will drive over the High Atlas Mountains through Berber villages and spectacular landscapes to Ouarzazate, where the Sahara begins. This region is known for its well-preserved kasbahs and oasis villages featuring traditional gardens and agriculture. We will be staying in Skoura, one of these small oasis villages, to experience life in this special region of Morocco.

Thursday, March 31: Marrakech – Ouarzazate (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we depart Marrakech for a scenic drive over the High Atlas Mountains through remote Berber villages and ever-changing landscapes to the region of Ouarzazate. We will stop for lunch and a visit to the fortified Berber Ksar Ait Benhaddu, a Unesco World Heritage site. The ksar is an enclosed village of earthen buildings surrounded by high defensive walls and crenelated towers, a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. We will also visit the local artisans working in the village.

We continue through the town of Ouarzazate to arrive at Skoura, an oasis village, where old kasbahs still exist in the groves of towering date palms. We will spend three nights at Dar al Garnati, the lovely home of Jeronimo Paez in Skoura. The home has five guest rooms with private baths. This evening we will have dinner at Dar al Garnati and meet our local expert, Lola Coronel.

Friday, April 1: Skoura – Ksar Ait Benhaddu – Ouarzazate (B,L,D)

This morning we will enjoy a walk through the Palmeraie of Skoura with the head gardener of Dar el Garnati to see traditional gardens and learn about village life. Depart for lunch at Golf La Sultana in a beautiful setting overlooking a lake.

Depart for lunch at Golf La Sultana in a beautiful setting overlooking a lake.

In the afternoon we will visit Amridil Kasbah, an impressive complex built in the 17th century. It is a living museum that demonstrates the traditional kasbah way of life, with an old olive oil press, original bread ovens, and stalls where animals were kept.

Dinner will be on the terrace of Ait ben Moro Kasbah.

Saturday, April 2: Skoura – DRAA VALLEY (B,L,D)

We will devote our day to discover the Draa Valley and its landscapes. The Draa is Morocco’s longest river and we will drive the parallel road that leads to Tamegroute.

Visit Agdz, a classic caravanserai oasis with a still-pristine palmeraie, ancient mudbrick kasbahs. Lunch at Kasbah Azul in Agdz.
Return to Skoura. Dinner at Dar al Garnati.

Sunday, April 3: Skoura – Ouarzazate – Marrakech (B,L)

Check out with luggage. Departure to visit the town of Ouarzazate and its Taourirt Kasbah, one of the largest and most interesting kasbahs in Morocco. Walkthrough the fascinating souk of Ouarzazate. We continue for lunch in a local restaurant, Dimitri.
Depart Ouarzazate after lunch for our return drive to Marrakech.

Check-in at Les Jardins de la Koutoubia for one night. Independent dinners.

Monday, April 4: Marrakech – USA (B)

Check-out. Independent transfers to the airport for return flights to the USA.

Tour Escort Katherine Greenberg, a garden designer, and author, has been fascinated with Moroccan gardens and culture since her first visit to the country thirty years ago when her father was working in Morocco. She studied at the University of Madrid and the University of California. Katherine is currently chair of the UC Botanical Garden Advisory Board. She was a speaker at the Majorelle Garden Symposium in Marrakech in 2015 and has escorted several tours to Morocco in support of the UC Botanical Garden. Katherine is also a past president of the Mediterranean Garden Society.

Tour Leader and Lecturer Sofia Barroso is an art collector and president of Around Art in Madrid, and an advisor to several Spanish art foundations. She also oversees the care of her family’s historic Moorish palace and garden in Toledo. Sofia has led many tours to Morocco with a focus on contemporary and traditional art and gardens. She was the leader and lecturer for recent UC Botanical Garden tours to the Balearic Islands, Portugal, and Galicia.

 

TOUR LAND COST PER GUEST BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:

Based on a minimum of 16 guests.

Main Tour: $6,798 per person for members of UCBG, $6,848 for non-members
Single Supplement is $1,798.

COST INCLUDES:

  • 8 night’s accommodation, all rooms with private bathrooms
  • All hotel taxes and service charges
  • Breakfast daily. Lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Deluxe private transportation
  • Special English-speaking escort and local guides
  • All sightseeing and entrances as per the itinerary
  • Escorted by Katherine Greenberg
  • Tax-deductible donation of $500 to UCBG

COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips to your local guide

 

For reservations and information, please contact:

Sterling Garden Tours
2907 Shelter Island Drive Ste #105-262 San Diego, CA 92106
Tel: 619-299-3010 x 10
Tel: 800-976-9497
sterlinggardentours.com
cheryl@sterlingtoursltd.com

Past Tours

Portugal and Galicia: Gardens and Art on the Pilgrim’s Way | June 1 – 10, 2019

Come discover with us beautiful gardens and outstanding art collections along the Portuguese route known as the Camino de Santiago. Our journey begins in Porto on the Douro River and continues through Galicia to Santiago de Compostela, a centuries-old destination for pilgrims in northwestern Spain, a region characterized by green hills and valleys, terraced vineyards, and charming villages.

We have invitations to visit historic and contemporary private homes and gardens as well as some of Galicia’s distinctive manor houses called pazos. We will enjoy the best of regional cuisine and wines in restaurants and exclusive residences. Our three hotels have been selected for historic interest and premier location.

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Marrakech: Gardens, Art & Cuisine | April 5 – 14, 2018

Join the UC Botanical Garden in the exotic city of Marrakech and visit its fascinating medina, La Palmeraie, and Berber villages in the High Atlas Mountains.

Marrakech was conceived as a garden city with orchards, market gardens, and pleasure gardens. Our home for the week will be Gary Martin’s private estate located in the palm grove of Marrakech. Gary, an ethno-botanist and director of the Global Diversity Foundation, will be our host and guide for the tour.

We have invitations to visit private homes and gardens as well as some of Gary’s projects in the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, we will experience the best of Moroccan hospitality and cuisine. Tour escort Katherine Greenberg, garden designer and author, has made many trips to Marrakech, and her father worked in Morocco for a number of years. This will be the Garden’s third tour to Marrakech and Katharine’s sixth tour to Morocco.

In response to rave reviews from participants, this is the second year the UC Botanical Garden will be offering a tour to Marrakech.

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Menorca & Mallorca: Art and Gardens | May 22 – June 1, 2017

Camp Sarch

Camp Sarch, a private agricultural estate

View over Valldemossa

View over Valldemossa

Join us for this special tour of Spain’s Balearic Islands and enjoy the unique opportunity to visit spectacular private gardens and art collections.

Our tour begins in Menorca, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with fascinating pre-historic stone monuments and unique gardens, and continues to the nearby island of Mallorca. From the medieval quarter of Palma to charming villages and country estates around the island, we will see historical and contemporary gardens as well as art museums and artists’ studios. We will also visit a botanic garden devoted to plants of the Balearic Islands. Along the way, we will experience gracious hospitality and enduring culture of these enchanting Mediterranean islands.

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Cuba: A People-to-People Tour | January 20 – 29, 2017

Street in Old Havana

Street in Old Havana (Photo derived from CC La Havane / La Habana, by Guillaume Baviere)

View of the Escambray Mountains from the town of La Boca.

View of the Escambray Mountains from the town of La Boca

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On this unique and inspiring program, we will travel on a General License from the U.S. Treasury Department to take friends and members of the UC Botanical Garden on a People-to-People Exploration of Cuba.

Our tour of Cuba begins in Old Havana and continues to the Escambray Mountains, the colonial cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, and Zapata National Park. We will explore the island’s diverse landscapes and habitats, from the plains or llanos to mountain forests and coastal wetlands.

The Cuban natural world is reflected in its national symbols: Roystonea regia, the royal palm; the white mariposa, Cuba’s national flower; and the colorful national bird, the tocororo. More than 8,000 species of plants are native to Cuba, including many orchids, palms, and ferns. Cuba is also home to the world’s smallest bird, the bee hummingbird.

As we travel around this amazing island, the largest in the Caribbean, we will meet with Cuban naturalists, botanists, horticulturalists, and local experts. Throughout our journey, we will engage Cubans directly in discussions about their lives and work, culture, and traditions.

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Old Havana and Trinidad.
  • Visit several botanic gardens and see their amazing plant collections.
  • Discover the mountain station at Topes de Collantes.
  • See the extraordinary plant life in the Sierra de Escambray.
  • Learn about Las Terrazas reforestation project.
  • See the orchid collections at Orquideario Soroa.
  • Visit Vivero Alamar, a project for sustainable agriculture.

We hope you will join us for this fascinating tour of Cuba.

Marrakech: Gardens, Art & Cuisine | May 12 – 21, 2016

Join the UC Botanical Garden in the exotic city of Marrakech and visit its fascinating medina, La Palmeraie, and Berber villages in the High Atlas Mountains.

Cacti in the famous 12-acre Majorelle Garden - Marrakech, Morocco.

Cacti in the famous 12-acre Majorelle Garden – Marrakech, Morocco.

Marrakech was conceived as a garden city with orchards, market gardens, and pleasure gardens. Our home for the week will be Gary Martin’s private estate located in the palm grove of Marrakech. Gary, an ethno-botanist and director of the Global Diversity Foundation, will be our host and guide for the tour.

We have invitations to visit private homes and gardens as well as some of Gary’s projects in the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, we will experience the best of Moroccan hospitality and cuisine. Tour escort Katherine Greenberg, garden designer and author, has made many trips to Marrakech, and her father worked in Morocco for a number of years. This will be her fifth tour to Morocco.

In response to rave reviews from participants, this is the second year the UC Botanical Garden will be offering a tour to Marrakech.

Mint salesman in a Marrakech market.

Mint salesman in a Marrakech market.

Natural Pigments on display.

Natural Pigments on display.

Waterscapes in Spain: Art, Gardens and Landscapes of Castile | May 23 – June 1, 2016

Come with us to visit beautiful gardens and diverse landscapes in the regions of Old and New Castile.

Fountain at the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso

From Madrid and La Granja, we will explore the historic cities of Aranjuez, Segovia, Pedraza de la Sierra, and Toledo. We have invitations to visit private homes and gardens as well as several outstanding private art collections and a rare collection of botanical illustrations at the Royal Botanic Garden in Madrid.

Several of Spain’s leading garden designers and artists will talk to us about their work and the importance of water in contemporary and historical Spanish gardens. Along the way we will enjoy Spanish regional cuisine in private homes and acclaimed restaurants.

Mervyn Samuel, our guide and lecturer, is a scholar of Spanish culture, art history, and natural history. Our tour escort, Katherine Greenberg, is a garden designer and author with a special interest in Spain and Morocco. She is a member of the UC Botanical Garden Advisory Board and a past president of Pacific Horticulture Society and the Mediterranean Garden Society. Katherine studied at the University of Madrid and has given talks in Madrid and Marrakech. She has led many tours to Spain and Morocco. Her father worked in Morocco for a number of years.

Palacio de Galiano from the Sky – Toledo, Spain

Royal Palace of Aranjuez, Spain

Royal Palace of Aranjuez, Spain

Cuba: A People-to-People Tour | January 8 – 18, 2016

Dear Friends of UCBG: We invite you to come with us to Cuba in 2016. On this unique and inspiring program, we will travel on a General License from the U.S. Treasury Department to take friends and members of the UC Botanical Garden on a People-to-People Exploration of Cuba.

Street in Old Havana

Street in Old Havana (Photo derived from CC La Havane / La Habana, by Guillaume Baviere)

Our tour of Cuba begins in Old Havana and continues to the Escambray Mountains, the colonial cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, and Zapata National Park. We will explore the island’s diverse landscapes and habitats, from the plains or llanos to mountain forests and coastal wetlands.

The Cuban natural world is reflected in its national symbols: Roystonea regia, the royal palm; the white mariposa, Cuba’s national flower; and the colorful national bird, the tocororo. More than 8,000 species of plants are native to Cuba, including many orchids, palms, and ferns. Cuba is also home to the world’s smallest bird, the bee hummingbird.

As we travel around this amazing island, the largest in the Caribbean, we will meet with Cuban naturalists, botanists, horticulturalists, and local experts. Throughout our journey, we will engage Cubans directly in discussions about their lives and work, culture, and traditions.

Tour Highlights:

— Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Old Havana and Trinidad.
— Visit several botanic gardens and see their amazing plant collections.
— Discover the mountain station at Topes de Collantes.
— See the extraordinary plant life in the Sierra de Escambray.
— Learn about Las Terrazas reforestation project.
— See the orchid collections at Orquideario Soroa.
— Visit Vivero Alamar, a project for sustainable agriculture.
— Observe the plants and wildlife of Zapata National Park, Cuba’s largest wetland.

We hope you will join us for this fascinating tour of Cuba.

View of the Escambray Mountains from the town of La Boca.

View of the Escambray Mountains from the town of La Boca.

Marrakech: Gardens, Culture & Cuisine | March 11 – 20, 2015

The Garden’s inaugural Marrakech: Gardens, Culture & Cuisine was comprised of 14 individuals traveling under the capable guidance of tour escort Katherine Greenberg, garden designer and UCBG Advisory Board member.

Majorelle Garden Marrakech Morocco

Majorelle Garden – Marrakech, Morocco

The group traveled to the exotic city of Marrakech to explore its fascinating medina, the Palmeraie, and Berber villages in the High Atlas Mountains. Once the capital of southern Morocco, the Imperial City of Marrakech is an alluring oasis with a temperate climate and fascinating sights. The group had an opportunity to experience several private homes and gardens by special invitation, as well as historical palaces and monuments dating from the 12th century. A special treat was hearing our tour escort speak at an international seminar sponsored by the Majorelle Garden.

Gary, Martin, an ethno-botanist and director of the Global Diversity Foundation, was our host. The tour participants’ base for the week was Jnane Tamsna, the private estate created by Gary and Meryanne Martin in the Palmeraie. This property features elegant architecture, ‘ryads’ or interior patio gardens, and gracious hospitality in a tranquil setting. The cuisine is a fusion of Moroccan and modern European, using organic fruits and vegetables sourced from the estate’s orchard gardens. Jnane Tamsna is featured in Gardens of Marrakech, by Angelica Gray.

“Would go again in a minute!”

“One of my favorite trips ever!”

“The entire trip was amazing. One of the nicest things about this trip was the multifaceted scope of the entire experience.”

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