During the nine centuries of its history, Marrakesh has accumulated an impressive green heritage. Since its foundation in the eleventh century, the city embodies the model of the garden city. The urban core of the Medina was then surrounded by a first ring formed by green orchards and vegetable gardens. Since then, some neighborhoods have borrowed the name from their garden: Arset Missioni, Arset Chbani, Arset El Bardii, etc.
Beyond the walls extended the preserve of the Palmeraie with its thousands of hectares of iconic palm trees, various fruit and intercropping. Rings and greens were piled in a succession of cultivated fields and orchards until the N'fis wadi, which represented the boundary of the garden suburb.
Marrakech can now claim to be the conservatory of all styles of gardens known in the kingdom since the twelfth century. One example is the Agdal Gardens and Menara. The Arsats or princely gardens are in turn developed from the eighteenth century.
Currently, Marrakech has 67 parks spread throughout the five boroughs, covering a total area of 284 hectares.
Much more than Oasis, Marrakech is a real garden city: the four corners of the city unfold green spaces that reflect the commitment of Marrakchis for garden art. This art has always been regarded as an expression of the art of living in Marrakech. Since its inception in the eleventh century by the Almoravids, it represents a model of the garden city. The total area of green space is around 350 hectares, not counting the Palmeraie (10 000 hectares), the liveriae Agdal (500 hectares) and the olive grove Menara (80 hectares). All of these areas gives the ocher city an average of 11 m² of green space per capita, the global ratio of green areas per inhabitant recognized worldwide being 10 sqm.
In Marrakech, two of vile rub: the old town within its walls, and the new city with neighborhoods of Gueliz, Hivernage and Avenue Mohammed VI. Extensive, the city lends itself to walking, cycling or horse-drawn carriage in the tradition in Marrakech.
Gardens and green spaces are everywhere in the city, understood within its walls. Le Jardin Majorelle, Parc Moulay Abdessalam, the Bahia Palace Gardens, orchards Menara Agdal and many others are, each in their own style, so many places of tranquility, relaxation and delight .