Looking for a visual escape to Morocco? I’m sharing all the details on the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech!
I realized that while I covered the big parts of our trip, I never shared some of the details that made it so special. One part of that is the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech, a two and half acre botanical garden created by French artist Jacques Majorelle.
It’s an oasis of bamboo trees, marble pools, bougainvillea, cacti, and palms. Because it was designed by an artist, the entire garden is fashioned like a painting, trademarked by the “Majorelle blue” accents and other bright colors. In the 1980s, Yves Saint Laurent purchased and restored the gardens. Today, the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is open for tours of the gardens, as well as the accompanying YSL Museum.
If you are planning a visit to the Majorelle Garden, the cost is 70 Moroccan dirhams (~$7 U.S. dollars) to enter the garden. If you also want to visit the accompanying museum, it’s an additional 30 Moroccan dirhams. I would recommend arriving early (you can buy tickets right out front) and beating the crowds and heat of the day.
This sprawling garden is absolutely stunning and it’s worth the trip while visiting Marrakech. Lots of people that review it say that it’s touristy (and it is), but the artistic design is really something special. These photos don’t really do it justice!
Morocco Travel Photo Diary: Majorelle Garden