Photo Diary: Inspiring Colours of the Jardin Majorelle
There once was an Artist named Jacques Majorelle. If his name didn’t give it away, he is a French artist. He travelled the world before settling in Marrakech, Morocco in 1923. With his passion for botany and his artistic talents, he created the Jardin Majorelle, and he opened this marvel to the public in 1947. Enter the colourful and inspiring world of the Jardin Majorelle.
Jacques Majorelle passed away in 1962, as his beautiful gardens were closed. But Yves Saint-Laurent (Yes, the famous designer) and Pierre Bergé discover the gardens in 1966 while living in Marrakech Morocco and are stunned by its beauty.
We were seduced by this oasis where the colors of Matisse mingle with those of nature. – A Moroccan passion, Pierre Bergé
They adored the Gardens and being drawn by its allure, purchased the property in 1980, saving it from disappearance as it was slotted to be demolished and turned into a resort. They did major renovations to the Gardens, and turned it into what it is today.
With the original inspiration and idea crafted by Jacques Majorelle, The Majorelle Gardens are a wonder to walk through. With the vibrant cobalt blue walls, and vibrant yellows, oranges, and red potted plants, you can’t help but be mesmerized by its charm.