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Exotic Gardens

The Bouknadel Exotic Gardens were created from 1951 to 1961 on a plot of 4.5 hectares, and offered a great wealth of flora from China, Asia, Africa, Japan, Brazil and Polynesia. They were also known as the Father François Gardens, named after their creator, Marcel François.

To the joy and pleasure of the urban public in Rabat, Salé and surrounding regions, the Bouknadel Exotic Gardens were rescued from advanced degradation.

Educating citizens, and especially youth, about this heritage is a major challenge for society. As such, each garden area includes an extensive education and public awareness program concerning the love of nature. Areas dedicated to schoolchildren have been developed within enclosures, such as the informative and educational circuits, or awareness workshops for children.


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