Exotic. Enchanting. Peaceful, a few words that describe the Majorelle gardens situated in Marrakech Morocco, a haven of serenity amidst a bustling and culture drenched city. – Though dotted with glorious fountains and small pools filled with pretty lily’s and handsome coy carpe, the garden is primarily known for its exotic collection of cacti — which have been imported from all over the world all difference shapes, sizes and shades that coupled with the art-deco villa-studio near the entrance and its contrasting electric shades of blue.
The garden was founded by Jacques Majorelle, an early 20th century painter who found inspiration from the colorful art here — including a deep, vibrant shade of blue (which later became “Majorelle blue”) prominently featured throughout the gardens. In 1980, the gardens were purchased by Yves Saint-Laurent, and much inspiration for his various fashion lines and collections were draw from these gardens and his ashes were scattered there when he died in 2008.
Definitely a place to visit you will walk away feeling the warmth of nature and creativity combining seamlessly….