A Photo Tour of the Unique and Glorious Majorelle Garden

Majorelle Garden


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.


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.


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


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



Even the walls alone are worth photographing.


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



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



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.



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!



  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!

    • 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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