About the Project

REEP was delighted to be awarded a bronze medal for its Anglo Moroccan Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. Designed by Christopher Jordan and built by some of REEP’s wonderfully dedicated volunteers, the garden celebrated horticultural, intercultural and interfaith exchange in Britain and Morocco, using plants from both countries and playing on traditional Islamic and Renaissance garden forms.

Part of REEP's wider Anglo Moroccan Garden Project the garden is a sister garden to the REEP Anglo Moroccan Shakespeare Garden at Cadi Ayyad University which was created as part of the 2014 Shore to Shore Project. Over the coming years REEP plans to create further Anglo-Moroccan Gardens in Morocco and in Britain.

The Anglo Moroccan Garden Project is designed to be something anyone can embrace. A simple universal form can be planted with whatever suits the immediate environment for the best chance of flourishing. The garden can tell a story – perhaps historical, like this one, or about horticultural traditions in the area, or some other narrative like a Paradise garden. It can show links with a similar climate in another country. It can be based on the traditions of a particular faith and relate to local styles, buildings, or landscape, using local materials and crafts such as metalwork, woodwork and mosaic. It can easily be made bigger or smaller. It can simply be made one’s own.

REEP, The Chapter House, Stoneleigh Abbey, Kenilworth, Warks, CV8 2LF.T:+44 (0) 7766 565470E:director@reepinfo.orgRegistered Charity No. 1000998 (Friends of the Centre)
Design by Neon Forest© REEP 2012