The jardin majorelle in marrakech is one of the most visited sites in morocco. Jacques marjorelles stylised garden is as far away from an english country garden as you can get.
Dominated by the sticklike trunks of the bamboo groves the exotic banana trees and palms the garden is interspersed with water features and pathways lined with the gorgeous.
Jardin majorelle garden. Before entering the garden itself the visitor is greeted by an enclosed space with a square fountain. Designed by renowned american decorator bill willis the colourful zelliges terracotta tile work that decorate the fountain show his passion for moroccan artisanal techniques. The garden was made in the 1920s by the french painter jacques majorelle with marble pools raised pathways banana trees groves of bamboo coconut palms and bougainvilleas.
1 van 146 dingen om te doen in marrakesh. We quickly became very familiar with this garden and went there every dayit was open to the public yet almost empty. Natuurgebieden en parken tuinen.
Rue yves saint laurent marrakesh 40090 marokko. The jardin majorelle which extends over 9000 m2 is one of the most enchanting and mysterious gardens in morocco. Fountain at the entrance.
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. Majorelle garden en palmeraie camel ride marrakech 140 us 4309 per volwassene. The colors are amazing and all of the different plants and cacti.
I would highly recommend visiting the gardens but would also recommend that you get here early. The majorelle garden was designed by the french artist jacques majorelle 1886 1962 son of the art nouveau ebeniste cabinet maker of nancy louis majorelleas a young aspiring painter jacques majorelle was sent to morocco in around 1917 to convalesce from a serious medical condition. Welcome to the jardin majorelle.
We arrived at 10am and the gardens were already starting to get crowded but it was definitely worth the walk around. Perhaps unsuprisingly as the garden was designed by a painter the garden is composed and coloured like a painting. Created over the course of forty years it is enclosed by outer walls and consists of a labyrinth of crisscrossing alleyways on different levels and boldly coloured buildings that blend both art deco and moorish influences.
Yves saint laurent and pierre berge discovered the jardin majorelle in 1966 during their first stay in marrakech.