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Jardin Majorelle

By Tanvi Rastogi @tanviidotcom

We visited "Jardin Majorelle" on the last day of out trip. We almost didn't go. Thank God! better sense prevailed. It was an absolutely splendid experience (at mark 16:38). Had we not visited, we would have definitely regretted it.

Jacques Majorelle used to say: "The painter has the modesty to regard this enclosure of floral verdure as his most beautiful work." He referred to the garden as " vast splendours whose harmony I have orchestrated... This garden is a momentous task, to which I give myself entirely. It will take my last years from me and I will fall, exhausted, under its branches, after having given it all my love."
The fame of Jacques Majorelle's garden grew, and even surpassed that of his paintings.
The more the artist travelled, the more he enjoyed gardening; he began to bring plants from around the world and to communicate internationally with people who shared his passion for botany. He acquired hundreds of rare varieties of trees and plants: cacti, palm trees, bamboo, coconut palms, thujas, weeping willows, carob trees, jasmine, agaves, white water lilies, datura, cypress, bougainvilleas, and ferns. As in the composition of a painting, Majorelle arranged the species between light and shadow around a long central basin and along irregular, meandering walkways with curved, painted walls.
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Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé discovered the Jardin Majorelle in 1966, during their first stay in Marrakech and bought it in 1980 to save it from being converted into a hotel complex.

Jardin Majorelle

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