20 Sep Majorelle Garden
The Majorelle Garden of Marrakesh, Morocco is an expansive garden, covering nearly two and a half acres, offering exceptional beauty with a large selection of exotic plants, trees, and cacti. The desert climate of the garden and the vibrant colors used throughout its design may serve as features in your own landscape as you plan your outdoor renovation project at your Tucson home. Read on to get a closer look at the beautiful designs seen throughout the Majorelle Garden.
Majorelle Garden features heavy French inspiration, because it was the product of Jacques Majorelle, a French architect living in Morocco in the 1920s and 30s. During this period, the nation of Morocco was a protectorate of France. Though Majorelle had a passion for orientalist watercolors, his legacy is the garden.
A bright shade of cobalt blue is used so extensively throughout the garden that the color is known as Majorelle Blue. Offsetting the bright structures of the garden, there are many distinct landscape designs featuring cacti, palm trees, and water lilies. Pools and fountains are also seen throughout the gardens, attracting an array of bird species, including house sparrows, robins, warblers, blackbirds, and turtledoves. There is also a museum showcasing a number of North African textiles, ceramics, and the paintings of Majorelle.
The garden has been a public attraction since 1947. Under the ownership of famed fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge, the garden has been open to the public since 1980. In 2008, Laurent’s ashes were scattered in the garden after his passing. There is now a Laurent memorial and new street front sign renaming the entrance of the garden to Rue Yves Saint Laurent.
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