The Historic gardens of Rabat
At the forefront of an emerging international movement, that of garden cities, President General Lyautey wanted to make the new capital of Morocco “a green and flowery city”. Also, he will entrust to Jean-Claude N. Forestier, director of many famous parks and gardens around the world, the mission of planning an urban growth defined and controlled by a system of open spaces, public gardens, networked by a strictly hierarchical road system. The capital of Morocco can boast of several emblematic green spaces, such as the the Garden of Botanical Trials, the largest public garden in Rabat created in 1914, the Nouzhat Hassan Park (ex Triangle de vue park), the Gardens of the General Residence or the Avenue promenade de la Victoire. This desire to give citizenship to green spaces has also continued unabated since independence with, in particular, the inauguration of the Hassan II Park in 2020. It should be noted that the capital has been declared a “Green City”. On April 22, 2010, during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.