Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge first visited Jardin Majorelle in 1966, they made frequent visits to the garden and fell in love.
‘charmed by the oasis where the matisse colours mingled with those with nature…’
In 1980 a decision was put forward to transform the garden into hotel complexes. Devastated by the news and possible loss of their garden they decided to buy the property and live in the villa oasis!
Now a memorial pillar stands in the garden as an ode to Yves Saint Laurent the fashion designer who died in 2008.
One of the highly recommended spots in Marrakech, I woke up on the second day ecstatic to visit. I wore this gorgeous 2 pieces from the TTYA x LTS collection feeling incredibly angelic, I backed two hayfever tablets (no risks taken) and began the journey to Jardin Majorelle.
I love walking in the sun, especially in a different country plus we were told it was a 15minute walk away and there would be no point in taking a cab. It was a struggle getting directions because no one on my team spoke French or Arabic but we persevered and worked it out eventually.
Undoubtedly we made the mistake of leaving in the afternoon when the sun was at its highest. Like a piece of chocolate left in the sun I wilted as I stepped into the garden but immediately felt refreshed once I laid eyes on my surroundings.
The garden was beautiful to say the least, there are fountains, a museum, gallery, ponds, palm trees and so much more, you may not see it but you can definitely felt something. It was like a baby paradise, aesthetically pleasing as well as relaxing. I feel like most of it is a reflection of YSL and everything he loved.
Its unique contrasting colours left an imprint in my mind, I so badly wanted to go back again but there wasn’t enough time. Definitely recommend a trip there if you are in Marrakech.
Photography – Hypemari