La Belle Majorelle: Morocco’s Beautiful Garden

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On our third day in Morocco, Mark and I visited Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech. We had initially tried to visit on day two of our trip but the line to get in was incredibly long. We opted to return early the next day and luckily, we met a very short queue and were inside the beautiful garden complex in no time.

Jardin Majorelle was created by French artist, Jacques Majorelle, who devoted almost forty years of his life to its development. The garden also features a Cubist villa designed by French architect, Paul Sinoir in the 1930s – which is one of the first thing you notice as soon as you enter the complex, along with the predominately electrifying shade of blue (Majorelle blue) used to paint the building and surrounding areas.

Today, the villa houses the Berber Museum which I really loved. The exhibition area was quite small but it was surrounded by mirrors, giving it the illusion of a bigger space and starry skies. PS: We weren’t allowed to take pictures within the museum, so I have none. But I doubt I’d have been able to capture its brilliance anyway.

The garden is open to the public daily, all year round. The timings may vary a little depending on the month you choose to visit. But it is generally open between 8am and 5:30pm.

Marjoelle Garden MoroccoJardin MarjorelleJardin Majorelle Entrance Fees

Entrance into the garden is about 70 Dhs (about N2,700 at the time of this writing).

Overall, I found Jardin Majorelle to be very delightful. Smaller than I expected but beautiful nonetheless.

What do you think about this garden? Have you visited before or are gardens even your thing?

11 Comments

  1. Jardin Majorelle is so beautiful. I called it cactus garden because every cactus specie that exists is found there. Are the colored fishes still in the pond? All these are so possible in Naija but…… the garden was once abandoned but was bought and maintained….. did you visit the atlas and the valley of waterfalls?

    • Yes, the pond’s still there. When did you visit? We didn’t get to the waterfalls during this trip but we drove past the mountains. It was very scenic and beautiful

  2. It’s so blueeeeeeeee.

    Beautiful pictures.

    Sigh trying to catch up on your posts that I’ve missed.

  3. The Ajala Bug

    I can’t deny how much you have sunk Morocco into my subconsciousness. That blue is really quite electrifying. I wonder when we will have structures / gardens like this in Nigeria. Sorry I just had to bring it home. Phew!.

    • Haha, you’re not alone. I mentally compare everything in other countries to what’s obtainable here. I think a place like this (well, not entirely like this) might exist in northern Nigeria. What do you think? And if it doesn’t, maybe we should just get some money and start creating our own version of Majorelle here 😛

      • The Ajala Bug

        Now thinking about it, Northern Nigeria has something a lil similar but lack of maintenance has turned it to something unrecognisable (like almost every other recreational park & garden). I absolutely agree with you but how do we raise money? Are there enough knowledge & willing investors in this sector in Nigeria?….I am so game and available.

  4. Nice Post! Jardin Majorelle looks like such a cool place! I was in Marrakesh but I missed it! Well, Morocco is amazing, I’ll have to go back eventually 😀

  5. The colours of the Jardin Marjorelle are striking. Beautiful shots !

    Madeline
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