The magic of Moroccan Garden design

Moroccan gardens with their vivid colours and elaborate structures have much to teach. We look at some of the Marrakesh's most famous and inspiring examples

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Year long colour is a gardener's dream that is so rarely realised - but why rely on plants?Moroccan gardens and their use of tiles bring stunning colour and texture to outdoor spaces permanently. In Gardens of Marrakesh, Angelica Gray visits the historic gardens of the city, absorbing the tradition, beauty and timeless style of the outdoor spaces. An owner of one of the spectacular gardens featured in the book descibes how every day is a battle against the heat. This sentiment is often reflected in the design of the spaces - from shady alcoves and loggias to stunning enclosed courtyards, intricate, considered tiling appears everywhere.

The perfect remedy to holiday blues, garden tiling adds a flavour of the exotic. Companies like stock a wide selection of bright tiling options and offer delivery of artisan tiles from directly their workshops in Fes, Morocco. Take inspiration from these amazing gardens and add a touch of paradise to your outdoor space.

'Gardens of Marrakesh' by Angelica Gray, Photographs by Alessio Mei, Published by Frances Lincoln at £14.99 in paperback is out now.

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