The Palmerie is a large oasis planted with date palms and some ornamental plants, including jasmine, roses and honeysuckle. It is irrigated by means of underground water channels. There are approximately 13,000 hectares of orchard with 100,000 trees amongst which a number of hotels have been built. It is the only palm grove of its kind north of the High Atlas mountain range. The Palmarie Gardens include Dar Asseraf, Dar Gunz, Dar Rachad, Palmeraie Golf Palace, Tikida Garden and Villa Schubnel.