Le Jardin Secret is an incredible hidden gem in the maze of the Marrakech medina. It is one of the places that you simply cannot miss when you are visiting Marrakech. The origins of the complex date more than 400 years back to the Saadian Dynasty. Throughout the years, Le Jardin Secret has been the home of some of Marrakech’s most important political figures. Due to the renovation, the public now has the opportunity to visit the garden. This makes it possible for you to discover the garden and its Islamic art and architecture. A visit to the Le Jardin Secret of Marrakech will therefore give you a culturally rich experience that you cannot miss.
What to know about visiting Le Jardin Secret in Marrakech
Before you visit the secret garden of Marrakech there are some things worth knowing. Therefore, we have gathered some of the information that we found useful for our visit to Le Jardin Secret.
Getting to Le Jardin Secret
Le Jardin Secret is hidden in the northwest part of the Medina of Marrakech. You will be able to find the secret garden by following the signs throughout the Medina. But do not worry if you get lost in the maze – almost everyone does. Therefore, it can be a good idea to use Google Maps to find the garden. You can either search for ‘Le Jardin Secret Marrakech’ or just use the address; Rue Mouassine 121, 40030, Marrakech, Morocco.
Le Jardin Secret in Marrakech is open to the public every day of the week. But the opening hours of the gardens depend on the time of the year you are visiting.
- From November to January the garden is open from 9:30 to 18:00.
- In February and October, the garden is open from 9:30 to 18:30.
- From March to September the garden is open from 9:30 to 19:30.
NB: Remember that the last entry is 30 minutes before closing.
The entrance fee to Le Jardin Secret depends on whether you want to only visit the garden or both the garden and the tower within. In the table below you will find an overview of the different prices.
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The reduced price applies to 7 – 24 years old, as well as Moroccan citizens residing in Morocco. Kids from the ages 0 to 6, as well as handicapped visitors and their carers, are free to visit Le Jardin Secret.
We would recommend you save some money and skip the tower within the garden. You will absolutely be rewarded with a beautiful view from there, but it is not different from some of the views you will be able to get for free in other places in the city.
Food and drinks inside the garden
You are not allowed to bring your own food or drinks inside of Le Jardin Secret. If you bring some with you, you will have to leave it in the cloakroom. But do not worry – inside the garden you will find a cute little café where it is possible to buy a cold drink or some tasty food. You will be able to try the traditional Moroccan mint tea – which is definitely a must-thing to do when visiting Morocco. In addition, the café also offers a selection of sandwiches, salads, fruit, and cakes – as well as smoothies, hot, and cold drinks. No matter what you are in for some delicious food and drinks in a stunning garden.
Time spent in the secret garden
Le Jardin Secret in Marrakech is not a big garden, but it does not mean that you cannot spend hours admiring the beauty. Therefore, you should set aside a few hours for your visit to the secret garden. That way you will be able to take in the stunning colors and tiles, be intrigued by the waterworks, as well as enjoy a cold drink in the café.
Best time to visit Le Jardin Secret in Marrakech
The best time to visit Le Jardin Secret in Marrakech is probably as early as possible. That way you may be able to skip some of the bigger crowds and thereby almost get the garden to yourself. But to be honest there is not a specific time that is better than the other. This makes the garden a perfect stop during your wandering in the Medina of Marrakech.