Like an oasis is to a dessert, this garden is a big relief in middle of the rhythmic chaos of Marrakesh. It took Jacques Majorelle 40 years to create this passionate symbol of love and symbiotic co-existence. And oh what a marvelous job he did! Adopted by the uber glamorous Yves Saint Laurent who gave it a fresh lease of life and converted it into a crowd-pulling, awe-inspiring abode of love.
A number of birds dance hypnotically around the rare trees and shrubs of Jardin Majorelle. Fountains laugh gloriously and the multicolored bougainvillea enchants the wearied soul. Bamboo thickets give this garden lovely shades of green and the lush flora whisper tales of legendary lovers.
One can head to the Berber museum which is a part of this 2-acre haven, designed by Paul Sinoir, to witness the personal collection of paintings and artifacts of Pierre Berge and Yves Saint Laurent.
Since it’s a popular sight in Marrakech, it often gets crowded by enthralled tourists but even the crowds don’t take away from the tranquility of this heaven on earth.
- No Picnics are allowed in the garden.
- Both the garden and museum are wheel chair accessible.
- Admission fee for garden is 15 dh for children.
- For Museum it is 15 dh for adults and 10 dh for children.
- Ramadan Month- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Take the bus line no.1 towards Gueliz to reach Jardin Majorelle.
- The city sightseeing buses also stop here. You can also hire a taxi or a caleche.
- The cafe Bousafsaf is located inside the garden and offers beverages and light snacks.
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95% of people who visit Marrakesh include Jardin Majorelle in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
78.71% of people start their Jardin Majorelle visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Jardin Majorelle
88.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jardin Majorelle
Spent 1.5 hours at Jardin Majorelle and the Berber museum. Good way to get away from the hectic environment of Marrakesh. Lots of unique trees from different parts of the world if you’re into flora. Good photo opportunity but it was really busy during late afternoon when we went. Would recommend if you have a couple of hours to spare.
Magnificent gardens with exotic plants and waterways. His home was to die for! Such a peaceful and relaxing oasis in the middle of Marrakech. Still dreaming of the beauty of it all. Have incorporated or rather stole some ideas for my own bit of heaven here in Florida!
Een van de toeristische plek die op de lijst van de gidsen staan. Waarschijnlijk in de hete dagen is het aangenaam hier. Veel exotische planten hier. Er zijn ook kleine museums binnen. Yves Saint Laurent winkel, een café en boeken winkel is er voor de shoppers. Het is erg druk met de selfie stick lopende toeristen. Rust vind je hier niet echt.
A lovely garden within walking distance from the Medina. Entry was not too expensive. The garden was really attractive, much of the stone work was a really beautiful shade of blue. The jewelery room in the little museum was really spectacular with all the mirrors and black walls and "stars" giving an amazing effect. Garden was getting quite busy by the time we left but we really enjoyed our visit.
We spent 1h at a queue for a garden which takes 0.5h to walk around. Its not what i expected. Its not bad, but its not wow and i guess you have to really love cactus to enjoy it.. There are also not enough benches to sit around and the "love gallery" is a joke.