A The origins of the Garden
The Jardin Bio-Aromatique de l'Ourika was created in 1998 by two specialist and passionate brothers:
- Dr Jalil Belkamel, Phyto-Aromatherapist, specialist in essential oils
– Le Dr AbdelFattah Belkamel, Dr en Pharmacie, spécialiste en Huiles essentielles
They then decided to transform a potato field into a garden, to set up a production unit for natural cosmetics (Nectarome company), to carry out tests for science and international research on plants, and to add an awareness-raising dimension by opening it to the public.
A pioneering vision and commitment that led to the creation of the first Bio-Aromatic Garden in Morocco!
The garden a common passion
Located about thirty kilometres from Marrakech, the Ourika valley marks the beginning of the Moroccan High Atlas.
Mainly populated by Berbers, it is still considered today as one of the regions still relatively
preserved, with a still traditional way of life and exceptional nature.
It is in this valley that the first Bio-Aromatic Garden of Morocco was created in 1997.
In an increasingly industrialised world, this garden was a premonitory awareness in Morocco of the challenges
and economically viable.
Located at an altitude of 840 m, 35 km south of Marrakech, the first Bio-Aromatic Garden in Morocco is distinguished by its variety of plants and activities.
the variety of plants and activities on offer.
One discovers the richness of the botany of Morocco and the region, through the fifty or so aromatic, medicinal and ornamental plants that are cultivated there. The visitors learn to know them, to locate them, to taste them, to smell them and to touch them.
smell them and touch them. They also learn about their history, their properties, and the different uses to which they are put in the region and elsewhere.
The Bio-Aromatic Garden of Ourika offers a true haven of peace and well-being. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)