This week I’ve been working with our partners in Marrakech to restore the Anglo-Moroccan Shakespeare Garden REEP created with Cadi Ayyad University Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences. The original garden, which transformed an old car park into a beautiful garden, was created as part of the 2014 Shore to Shore programme. I was joined by Deanne, a young British National Trust gardener who worked on the project back in 2014, and Abdel, a young Moroccan gardener who has been involved in a number of REEP projects in Morocco.
We were aided by Said Mimoun, a Marrakech-resident British Moroccan Society member, and Hassan Hargoune, from CHAMS Association, Marrakech. Both men have a deep passion for improving the local environment and have been extremely supportive of REEP’s environmental project work in Morocco.
Our task list included: replacing overgrown, sickly and deceased plants, removing weeds, replacing the pergolas, re-rendering the raised beds, labelling the plants, and providing clear interpretation for the garden.