A Photo Tour of the Unique and Glorious Majorelle Garden

Majorelle Garden

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One of the world’s great gardens, Jardin Majorelle was created by  the French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s. I fell in love with the numerous exotic plants, peaceful courtyards and pops of colour immediately. Located in the downtown area of Marrakesh’s new town, the a 12 acre botanic garden was my favourite thing we saw in Marrakesh.

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In 1980, Yves Saint-Laurent and his partner fell in love with the gardens (I can see why) and subsequently bought them to protect them from destruction.

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As soon as I entered the gardens I was overwhelmed by the incredible colours surrounding me, including ‘majorelle blue’.

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Walking through this garden inspired me to paint my garden pots these colours one day.

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Even the walls alone are worth photographing.

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I could have sat to admire the collections of cacti, exotic plants and trees, landscaped to emphasise their unique beauty, all day…

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…but then I would have missed out on the burbling ponds covered in sheets of water lilies and lotus flowers.

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Inside the garden, I would recommend entering the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakesh which houses ethnic textiles, costumes and jewellery.

Don’t forget to visit the Yves Saint-Laurent ‘Love’ gallery too, displaying a collection of love posters designed by Yves Saint-Laurent over 35 years.

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Tips: arrive early to avoid the crowds as coach tours arrive later in the day. Take a decent camera, you’ll want to photograph each corner of the gardens!

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8 Comments

  1. June 17, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    The colours are incredible and the garden looks so peaceful! Love the lotus flowers. Definitely adding this to my must see places.

    • June 18, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      It was very peaceful, especially before all the coach loads of people arrived.

  2. Vick
    June 17, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    I loved this place when I was there! So many colours, such a happy place! You did a lovely job capturing it in your photos!
    Have you been to Chefchaouen in Morocco? I wrote about it – with a lot of pictures – here, take a look if you can, I think you`ll like it!
    http://guiri-insider.com/chefchauoen-morocco/

    • June 18, 2017 / 6:44 pm

      Thanks so much. I agree, the colours are wonderful. No I haven’t but I’ve heard so much about it and seen lots of photos. Your pictures are stunning. I’d love to go there!

  3. June 17, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    Gorgeous photos ! I love the vibrant colours dominated by the “Majorelle blue” 🙂 Collections of cacti, exotic plants and trees are landscaped to emphasize each one’s unique beauty !

    • June 18, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      Thank you. I love the colours so much that I’m hoping to paint my garden pots in that style one day 🙂

  4. June 17, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Such a beautiful shade of peacock blue. Loved the photos!

    • June 18, 2017 / 6:42 pm

      I’ve never thought of it as ‘peacock blue’ before. That’s a great description!

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