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Chic in Morocco: Jardin Majorelle

by habituallychic

11 . 15 . 11
One of the highlights from Marrakech, Morocco was visiting Jardin Majorelle. In 1923, the french painter Jacques Majorelle fell in love with the intense light of Morocco and built himself a Moorish villa around which he designed a luxurious garden and a separate bright blue studio.  The garden was opened to the public in 1947 and was later bought and restored by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge in 1980.  Because of the climate of Morocco, it’s not your typical garden.  It reminds me more of a Japanese zen garden with palm trees and cactus.  It is such a special place that Yves Saint Laurent had his ashes laid to rest at a memorial on the property. Definitely a must visit place in Marrakech.

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. crisangsteninteriors.com November 15, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    I just love that lively blue! And the pops of bright color, the beautiful tiling… and the gardens – I feel I’ve had a lovely tea break while looking at them. Fascinating about Yves St. Laurent – love blog posts that make me feel smarter!

  2. Jennifer, Decorum November 15, 2011 | 11:07 pm

    I waas blown away by this place when I visited in 1999. Good to see it’s still as spectacular as ever. Looks like you have a fabulous time Heather. I loved visiting the country and would dearly love to go back. Thanks for taking me with you.

    Jennifer xx

  3. Michael Hampton November 16, 2011 | 12:46 am


    Thank you for your breathtaking photos of Jardin Majorelle. It has always been a dream of mine to visit and hope I can some day soon. I hope you have a copy of The private world of Pierre Berge and Yves saint Laurent? Gorgeous photos I know you would swoon over.

    Thnk you again,


  4. Monni Swizzle November 16, 2011 | 5:12 am

    What a beautiful garden! Just love how there’s such a huge variety of cacti! ^^


  5. Fatimata November 16, 2011 | 12:18 pm
  6. Splendid Market November 16, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    Beautiful blues! Love that shock of color with the subtle greens of the cacti. I’ve been curious about that garden, thanks for sharing. I hope you are having a great trip!!