In the 1920s, French artist Jacques Majorelle fell in love with Marrakech, settled there and over time created this amazing garden. It contains a fantastic array of plants integrated with architectural elements.
A unifying feature is the vibrant blue used throughout the garden, now called Majorelle Blue.
The garden were opened to the public in 1947 but after Majorelle's death in 1962 due to a car accident fell into a state of disrepair.
In 1980, Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent purchased the gardens and undertook major restoration work ensuring that the Jardin Majorelle would remain a quiet public oasis in the hustle and bustle of modern-day Marrakech.
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