See: Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh

 

Artist Jacques Majorelle travelled the world to paint and through these travels grew a love of gardening and he began to bring plants from around the globe.   These plants featured in his garden, Jardin de Majorelle.  The connection he experienced with nature as well as the inhabitants of the areas where he travelled can be seen in his paintings and in the garden.  The strong colours of the garden gained exposure, so much so that one colour is known as “Majorelle blue”, an ultramarine, cobalt blue.

 

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Majorelle Blue painted pillars

Jardin Majorelle opened to the public in 1947 and became a local sensation. However, Jacques Majorelle had financial problems and had to keep subdividing the plots, eventually leading to the prospective sale of the garden to become the site of a hotel.

 

 

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Tranquil water feature

In 1980 Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé buy the Jardin Majorelle and save it from destruction. They fell in love with the garden during their frequent visits and couldn’t bear to see the park fall any further into despair.

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Perfectly landscaped garden

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Peeking through to one of the fountains

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An oasis in Marrakesh

Moving into the Villa on site, they refurbished the garden to the original oasis that Majorelle wanted.

Yves Saint Laurent passed passed away in 2008. His ashes were scattered in the rose garden of the Villa Oasis. A memorial was built in the garden and dedicated to Yves.

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Memorial to Yves Sant Laurent

Opening Hours:-
October 1 – April 30: 8 am – 5:30 pm
May 1 – September 30 : 8 am – 6 pm
The month of Ramadan: 9 am – 5 pm

Entry Fee
Garden: 50 Dhs
Museum: 25 Dhs

Jardin Majorelle
Rue Yves Saint Laurent
Marrakech, Morocco

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  1. Jardin de Majorelle
    Attraction in Marrakech Morocco

    Rue Yves Saint Laurent
    Marrakech Morocco
    +212 5243-01894
    http://www.jardinmajorelle.com/

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