Le Jardin Secret (3) - Moroccan nursery vists

In September 2014 I visited a number of nurseries in Casablanca and Marrakech to source plants for Le Jardin Secret, a public garden I have been making with Tom Stuart-Smith Limited.  The garden located in the medina of Marrakech will be opened to the public in March 2016.  We selected 16x Olives from fields in the foothills of the Atlas mountains.  The Olives were between 80-100 years old and have been planted in the Islamic garden along the north and south walls.  A selection of xerophytic plants, grasses and flowering shrubs were sourced at Casa Botanica nursery.  Parts of the nursery look like an Henri Rousseau painting with field grown palms mixed in with tree aloes and Kalanchoe.