Most of the Jardin Menara’s acreage is devoted to olive groves. Over 40 varieties are grown. The botanical garden also displays succulents. They thrive in climates with high heat and low rain. That perfectly describes the weather in Marrakech. During the summer months, the average temperature is in the low to high 90’s° F. Spikes over 110° F are not uncommon. Between June and August, rain is typically less than .2 inches a month.