Majorelle Gardens Marrakech Morocco
It’s among the most beautiful and magnificent spots in this red city. To get to this meticulously constructed botanical garden you have to pass Marrakesh’s medina full of acres of olive groves and palms. The Majorelle Garden was created by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in 1924. He studied in the École des Beaux-Arts in Nancy in 1901 and later in 1919 he moved to Marrakesh, Morocco to recuperate from heart issues. He built the garden in those years with a striking color of blue that he often used which now bears his name; Majorelle Blue. Jacques Majorelle returned back to France in 1962 and died in a car accident later that year. Despite the fact that Morocco is no more under the French protectorate, this initially French creation is among the most treasured places in Morocco. Although the Majorelle Garden has been known in Morocco for years, it became famous abroad when the owner of the former Majorelle Garden, fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, exhibited it at the Chelsea Flower Show in London in 1997. As this time, several have journeyed to Morocco just to observe that the Majorelle Garden.
The garden was open to the public since 1947. Since 1980 the garden was in the hands of Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé. After the death of Yves Saint Laurent in 2008, his ashes were scattered in the Majorelle garden.