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Restoration of Historic Parks and Garden

Hermitage Park - Casablanca
Rehabilitation of the Hermitage Park in Casablanca, created between 1917 and 1927 by architect Henri Prost, was completed in May 2011. This 12 hectare park houses gardens from around the world featuring plants typical of three continents (Africa, America and Australia) as well as an educational trail.
A green haven in the heart of Casablanca
Created in 1920 by architects Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier and Henri Prost, Parc de l'Hermitage was first and foremost a horticultural garden, irrigated by a spring. It had long fed neighboring populations before being surrounded by urbanization and falling into decay.

After two and a half years of rehabilitation by the Foundation, the now exceptional tree heritage has been preserved. True to creators' designs, rehabilitation opened up and connected the park to surrounding districts and major arteries through its main entrances, using Casablanca's palette of emblematic plants: palm trees, ficus and araucarias.

The park was also re-interpreted for pedagogical purposes, with its gardens from three continents: Africa, America and Australia. The pedagogical garden provides schools with small plots to plant. Schoolchildren learn to identify plants and are made aware of environmental protection. A pedagogical well makes it possible to tackle the theme of water.

Restoration of Historic Parks and Garden

Hermitage Park - Casablanca

The Goals

  • Introduction
  • Implementation
  • Achievements
Objectives of the Hermitage Park rehabilitation program are to:
Rehabilitate an exceptional heritage
Develop the pedagogical function of the park


Rehabilitation work on Hermitage Park, conducted under the aegis of the Foundation with partner lasted two and a half years. The park reopened in 2011.
Preserve the arboreal heritage, including subjects of nearly 100 years of age
Reconstruct irrigation facilities
Rehabilitate the three world gardens (Africa, Australia, America)
Install an educational trail with two modules



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