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Menara Gardens

One of the great distinguishing landmarks of Marrakech, the Menara Gardens are grouped around a reservoir which once formed part of an irrigation system. They date back to the 12th century, with the green-roofed pavilion added four centuries ... 

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4 star rating: Recommended
November 2015

An excellent tour which included coach tours to the Marjorelle and Menara Gardens with a horse and carriage ride back to the centre of Marrakesh.
The Majorelle Garden is superb, well designed, full of interesting plants and extremely well maintained. By comparison the Menara Garden is not so interesting. Just a small pavilion plus a large reservoir surrounded by olive groves much litter around and some mud brickwork in need of repair. However the splendid horse and carriage ride back soon made up for this disappointment.
One word of advice the Viator website states, Your Marrakech garden tour begins with an afternoon pickup from your central hotel or riad. Ours nearly did not. Our riad was in the Medina and therefore central but the first advice from the local tour operator was to report to a meeting point some 3.3 km from the riad. It took an email to Viator and a second call from the UK to the tour operator in Marrakesh to secure a local pick-up in a minibus. On the day this arrangement worked well, but both Viators and the local operators communication skills need improvement.

Doing what: Marrakech Botanical Tour

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2015

Jardin morjorelle is quite small but exotic in plantation and indigo blues, a beautiful and romantic stroll in the garden. The tour consist of large group, coach size which was ok, then to Menara oasis with vast olive tree crops and space, good for get away from city life of Marrakech but not far from city centre. Then ending the excursion with horse carriage ride shared between other tourist if less than 3-2 people as carriage carry max 4 people per carriage. Pleasant ride outside city wall and admiring the busy day to day city life of the locals.most enjoyable.

Doing what: Marrakech Botanical Tour

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
September 2015

We were not given the opportunity to visit Menara Garden. went ot a reservoir instead which was not very good. Majorelle Garden was lovely

Doing what: Marrakech Botanical Tour

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

Enjoyed the Majorelle gardens and horse and carriage ride. Not much to see at the Menara gardens. Excellent pick up from hotel. Had difficulty confirming trip by phone, no answer the first few times.

Doing what: Marrakech Botanical Tour

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

I am so pleased my mother and I did this trip. The Marjorelle Gardens were fantastic, and the pick up and drop-off seamless and prompt. Menara Gardens I personally felt were less interesting, but other than that, it was really well worth it!

Doing what: Marrakech Botanical Tour

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
September 2013

My booking stated English speaking guide however I was in a French speaking group. Only 2 gardens visited. You are left in Majorelle garden for an hour then driven to Menara which is not really garden but open space and again wander for set time. Horse carriage ride back to Main square. Wouldn't recommend this trip. Better to take taxi to Majorelle Gardens.

Doing what: Marrakech Botanical Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2012

Majorelle Gardens are stunning. The Menara gardens are more like an orchard and the Agdal gardens were closed as the King was in residence. However, the carriage ride is a good way to spend an hour or so and the tour was still good value for money.

Doing what: Marrakech Botanical Tour

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