The Oasis of Marrakech

Majorelle’s garden is a must in Marrakech. Far from the noise and the rush of the city centre, it is a soothing and calm place. It is also one of the most visited places in Marrakech and Morocco.

I really wanted to see it with my own eyes, I love so much botany and electric blue (well Majorelle)! So it was a must visit of our weekend.

The history of Majorelle’s garden

The Majorelle garden is a botanical garden. It bears the name of its founder, the French painter Jacques Majorelle. He created in 1931 this magnificent garden inspired by the Islamic type of garden with the luxuriance of a tropical garden. He is also the one who created the beautiful and intense blue that can be found everywhere in the garden. Bought and rehabilitated by Yves St Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980, it now belongs to the Pierre Bergé-Yves St Laurent foundation.

This garden is a work of art

Composed of exotic plants and rare species: cacti, yuccas, lotus, water lilies, jasmines, bougainvilleas, palm trees, coconut palms, banana trees… and many others 🙂 In the garden there are also gars, fountains, pergolas and benches to take the time to admire all this splendour. The garden is not very big, you can hear the singing of the birds and the delicate sound of the water. It is calm and restful.

At the end of the day just before sunset it is a very pleasant walk.