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Gardens of Marrakesh

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Nicknamed ‘the rose among the palms’, the thousand-year-old city of Marrakesh is characterised by its pink-colored pisé architecture and its deeply rooted tradition for gardens and green spaces.

The majority of historic sites are inextricable from their gardens – or indeed are historic green spaces: the huge royal orchard pleasure-gardens of the Agdal were described by Monty Don as ‘of international cultural importance on a par with Versailles or Villa d’Este’.

Scores of traditional riads and hotels like the Mamounia, created by the French in 1923 on the site of an eighteenth-century royal residence, offer splendid gardens to the visitor. Yves Saint Laurent’s Majorelle garden is an icon of modern garden design.

The first book to be published on this fascinating subject, Gardens of Marrakesh champions the city’s relevance today in a world of water scarcity and urban development and explores its green heritage, considering some twenty gardens both from an historic and cultural perspective.

Synopsis:

Nicknamed ‘the rose among the palms’, the thousand-year-old city of Marrakesh is characterised by its pink-colored pisé architecture and its deeply rooted tradition for gardens and green spaces.

About the Author

Angelica Gray is a writer and garden designer with clients in France and London. In 2007 her parents moved to a house in the Medina in Marrakesh where she first came into contact with the gardens of the city. Through her father, the portrait painter Norman Douglas Hutchinson, whose portraits of the British Royal family gained him a certain reputation, she has been able to access important contacts in the city, including Abderrazak Benchabaane, who restored the Majorelle Gardens for Yves St. Laurent, and many private garden owners.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780711233454
Author:
Gray, Angelica
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130415
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.5 x 9.8 in

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Nicknamed ‘the rose among the palms’, the thousand-year-old city of Marrakesh is characterised by its pink-colored pisé architecture and its deeply rooted tradition for gardens and green spaces.

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