Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Jardin Majorelle

Jardin Majorelle
Jardin Majorelle
Jardin Majorelle
Jardin Majorelle
Jardin Majorelle
Jardin Majorelle
Jardin Majorelle
Jardin Majorelle

One of the highlights of m trip to Marrakech was visiting the Jardin Majorelle. We walked from Gueliz which was quite a bit of a walk under the sun so my first recommendation is grab a taxi, I wish we had done it too! The jardin is a lush creation of exotic plants, bushy trees and refreshing ponds all surrounding a beautiful blue building influenced by Moorish and Art deco details. When the sun is shining you can refuge yourself amongst it's shades and is a welcome break of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. 
The gardens were designed and created by French expat artist Jacques Majorelle between the 1920's and 1930's when Morroco was a French protectorate. The gardens opened to the public in 1947 and host an incredible number of plants and birds. I'm completely in love with the incredibly cobalt blue shade splattered all across the garden,  it's incredibly vibrant, powerful and full of life, I think it works incredibly well against the lush greens of the garden and the blue morrocan sky. The garden were bought by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner in 1980, restored to its glory and wonderfully conserved since then. The designer's ashes were scattered there after his death, true love.  
All picture by A Diary of Lovely

7 comments:

  1. That is one of my favorite colors of blue!! What is it called?! Anybody?


    xo, B
    BKCsquared

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  2. Hi Helena! What a beautiful space with vivid colors. Love the blues and yellows... Have a great day!

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  3. How gorgeous! I would love to visit that famous garden one day.

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  4. It's actually called Majorelle blue :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majorelle_Blue

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