Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech, Morocco

Jardin Majorelle or the Majorelle Garden is a twelve-acre botanical garden in Marrakech. The garden was originally owned by Jacques Majorelle a painter originating from France. The property was later put up for sale after his death. On learning that a hotel construction was planned for the plot of land, co-founders of YSL, Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Berge bought it in 1980 and undertook to restore the neglected garden.

Irrigation systems were installed for the distribution of water to the specific needs of each plant. New plant species were added and a team of gardeners were engaged to maintain the garden, ponds and fountains.

An interesting item to note is the use of the color blue, more specifically ‘Majorelle Blue’ in the garden. So unique is this blue it is said to have been patented. Yves Saint Laurent receives endless source of inspirations in Jardin Majorelle. After his death in 2008, his ashes were scattered in the garden

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Ticket booth at the entrance.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Jardin Majorelle directional signboard.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Way to YSL memorial.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

YSL memorial. Credit : jardinmajorelle.com

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Garden with bamboo trees.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Pond in the garden.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Fountain in a pond surrounded with cactus.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

More cactus plants.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Varieties of cactus.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Beautifully kept cactus garden.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Creeping cactus, standing cactus, bulb cactus. You name it.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

A splash of other colors minimally used.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Plenty of benches in the garden to rest.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Berber museum in the background.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

A popular photographed window.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Courtyard for you to rest.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Another popular spot to photograph due to the contrasting colours.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Exterior of Berber museum.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

Exterior of Berber museum.

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