Tropical Flowers at Palais Bahia, Marrakech

Even in this hot African city flowers can flourish.  Prickly pears are dotted around and within the palaces flowers and plants are nurtured and loved.  Side alleyways have pots filled with succulent plants, a small oasis amidst the madness of Marrakech.  Date palms grow tall, landmark locations visible on the skyline from their palm tree patterns.

Palais Bahia has a small garden with a riot of colour.  From reds and yellows to delicate purples, roses and less familiar flowers are everywhere.