The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is one of the most visited sites in Morocco. It took French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) forty years of passion and dedication to create this enchanting garden in the heart of the “Ochre City”.
We amble along shady lanes, in the midst of trees and exotic plants of dreamy origin; we walk past refreshing, burbling streams and pools filled with water lilies and lotus flowers; we hear wafting through the air, laden with sugared fragrance, the rustling of leaves and the chirping of numerous birds who come here to take refuge; we stop, and the path turns unexpectedly, revealing a building with Moorish charm, with a hint of Art Deco, painted in astonishingly vibrant primary colours, glowing with an intense blue the artist perceived in the Atlas Mountains. We are soothed and enchanted by the harmony of this luxuriant and vivid imagery, which issues a delicate summons to the senses, offering us a calming retreat near, and yet so far from the bustling city, sheltered from time by high earthen walls. Read more.
Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech, Morroco in 4K (Ultra HD)
Le Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden) is artist’s botanical and landscape garden in Marrakech, Morocco. It was designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s/30s and acquired in the 1980 by Yves Saint-Laurent, to prevent the conversion of the garden to hotel. Yves Saint Laurent was quoted to say that he was able to find an unlimited source of inspiration because of the Jardin Majorelle.