Morocco 2014 - Majorelle Garden
The Majorelle Garden is one of the most popular attractions in Marrakesh. It is a private botanical garden created by French painter Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s. It took him 40 years to complete the garden. The garden was open to the public since 1947, and in 1980 was bought by Yves Saint-Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge. After Yves died in 2008, his ashes were scattered in the garden.
The fame of Majorelle Garden surpassed that of Jacques Majorelle's paintings. His passion for botany propelled him to bring plants from all over the world to embellish the garden. There are exotic species of bamboo, cacti, palm trees, agave, weeping willows, ferns, bougainvilleas, etc. It truly is a magnificent garden most worthy of a visit.
Jacques also commissioned architects to design his studios and other buildings in the garden. He painted them in striking blue and yellow colours, which accentuated the green and emerald hues of the plants.
The exotic plants and flowers are beautiful and captivating.