Where fashion meets nature
Yves Saint Laurent gifted the Jardin Majorelle to Marrakesh, the city that adopted him in 1966. Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé bought the electric-blue villa and its garden to preserve the vision of its original owner, landscape painter Jacques Majorelle and keep it open to the public. The garden began cultivating in 1924 and thanks to Marrakshi ethnobotanist Abderrazak Benchaâbane, the psychedelic desert mirage of 300 plant species from five continents continues to be preserved.
When to go
The Jardin Majorelle is one of Marrakech’s most visited tourist attractions. More than 700,000 visitors each year! If you are in Marrakech, you have to visit. Try to go early in the morning before the place gets too crowded and do not forget to visit the Berber Museum in the middle of the garden. This collection of jewelry and textiles from the Berber culture is Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge’s private collection and is exhibited in Majorelle’s former studio. It is a small but incredibly beautiful museum and the collection gives a thorough insight into the craftsmanship of the Berber culture.
Worth the price
The entrance fee is changing a lot so will not advise the price. Better to check their website for the latest info. In my opinion it was worth to pay it and make amazing photoshoot, enjoy relaxing scenery and learning new things.