Garden Visit: Marrakesh's Jardin Majorelle

Garden Visit: Marrakesh's Jardin Majorelle

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Kim R. McCormick
Jun 21, 2012

The lush Jardin Majorelle sits just outside the medina walls of dusty Marrakesh, Morocco. Amidst all that greenery are beautiful cobalt blue walls, refreshing pools, and the occasional turtle.

Created by painter Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s and restored by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé in the 1980s, the garden includes 300 plants from around the world and those trademarked majorelle blue walls.

I was lucky enough to visit the garden oasis, open to the public since 1947, with my husband during our recent honeymoon. We immediately appreciated the shaded grounds as a retreat from the heat and noise of the city. I can only assume that Majorelle, Saint-Laurent, and Pierre Bergé felt the same.

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(Images: Kim Rinehimer)

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