The Majorelle Garden (French: Jardin Majorelle, Arabic: حديقة ماجوريل hadiqat mmajuril, Berber languages: ⵓⵔⵜⵉ ⵎⴰⵊⵓⵔⵉⵍ urti majuril) is a one-hectare (two-acre) botanical garden and artist's landscape garden in Marrakech, Morocco. It was created by the French Orientalist artist Jacques Majorelle over almost forty years, starting in 1923, and features a Cubist villa designed by the French architect, Paul Sinoir in the 1930s. The property was the residence of the artist and his wife from 1923 until their divorce in the 1950s. In the 1980s, the property was purchased by the fashion designers, Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé who worked to restore it. Today, the garden and villa complex is open to the public. The villa houses the Berber Museum and in 2017 the Yves Saint Laurent Museum opened nearby.
The Majorelle Garden was designed by the French artist, Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962), son of the Art Nouveau ébéniste (cabinet-maker) of Nancy, Louis Majorelle. As a young aspiring painter, Jacques Majorelle was sent to Morocco in around 1917 to convalesce from a serious medical condition. After spending a short time in Casablanca, he travelled to Marrakech and like many of his contemporaries, fell in love with the vibrant colours and street life he found there. After travelling around North Africa and the Mediterranean, he eventually decided to settle permanently in Marrakech.
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Ronaldo Carvalho | Jan 7, 2018
They should control crowds better. The place was packed and some tourists show no respect!! Some of them do not appreciate the place and are only interested in taking photos. It is an impressive garden with all the elements to make you feel as if you have stepped into another time. It is also a very personal space. I only wish that they could do a better job with the crowd...
erick schneider | Jan 28, 2018
Absolute gorgeous gardens that provide tranquility and fresh air. The additional cost for the museum is worth it; they did an excellent job in the content and presentation. Note that the YSL house is closed on Wednesdays. The lines are exorbitantly long here, so getting here early is worthwhile. They accept credit card and cash. The gift shop is expensive, and they don't negotiate prices, but have some amazing pieces. My wife bought a beautiful bracelet there.
Kevin Hu | Jan 28, 2018
Stunning garden with a blue Villa which is one of the main highlights of the garden. The bright contrast against the lush green gardens makes this a must see. Come early to avoid the lines and crowds as I can imagine the magic of the garden is lost a bit with the crowds. There are combo tickets available which I recommend which include the Yves Saint Laurent Museum
Tahmineh Pourrostami | Dec 26, 2017
The garden is of course worth visiting. We visited the garden and the Berber Museum. During Christmas time there are many tourists so it's a bit difficult to enjoy the ambient with so many people taking pictures! But it was still nice to go there. They also have a restaurant in the Garden which seemed nice.
Joe Alessandro | Mar 4, 2018
Try to get the Moroccan rate. Otherwise too expensive. Garden has lots of cactii. Get the other attractions as well because the museums are well done. Get there early
Florian Speckbacher | Mar 31, 2018
Beautiful place to visit. Large selection of plants and flowers. We have been lucky as also the Yves Saint L. Garden was open. We recommend to come very early, best would be at 8 in the morning. If you are late make sure to come around 9:30 and queue in front of the Yves saint Laurent museum and buy a ticket for both places. The museum opens at 10 and you don’t have to queue afterwards. Tickets are cheaper for students. (Roughly half the price)
David Hunter | Mar 8, 2018
Arrived to Majorelle at roughly 11am on a Wednesday in early March and the line was approximately 20-minutes long. The grounds are beautiful but crowded (hence my 4-stars). Very photogenic location, but too many tourists to really enjoy the experience. Lines get pretty long and there's no ability to purchase tickets ahead of time. There was an abundance of cactus and the striking cobalt blue appeared on every walkway, wall and in the villa. Would been nice to live here, all you need to do is become a world famous fashion designer and it can be yours :)
Leanne Fernandes | Mar 30, 2018
Absolutely beautiful. Go early (before 9am) and you get to skip the massive queue that starts forming from then. Plus your photos will look far more amazing without the venue being crammed with other tourists. We went at 8.30 and it was perfect! 70MAD to enter and well worth it!
Anée Todea | Mar 19, 2018
Such a lovely place! Would recommend visiting it for sure. Don't get disarmed by the queue it goes pretty fast and then you can enjoy a colourful oasis! There's not much inside but the place is great for a photo shoot, it's so vivid and full of life! Inside they have a coffee place which is nice to go to.
Aaron Sepulveda | Mar 31, 2018
Was initially very skeptical of the Jardin Majorelle and has assumed that it would be a tourist trap (the 70 DHS entree fee only furthered this skepticism). Immediately upon entering the space, however, my concerns melted away. It's quite shocking, in fact, how oasis-like the space is; a bastion of quiet, natural wonder in the middle of the new-Marrakesh. Even despite the throngs of people frozen in a hundred different ideal picture-taking positions, I found the garden to be enchanting as well as inviting. The Majorelle blue juxtaposing the vivid green of saguaro cacti fills you with a quiet magic that makes the 30 minute wait in line seem totally worth it. The gift shop is equally incredible if you have hundreds of Euros to spend.
Bettina Dyer | Apr 5, 2018
Wonderful, calm serene place. An oasis of electric blue & plants. We loved walking through the garden admiring the plants. The stunning blue buildings are the ideal backdrop for photo enthusiasts. We had a tasty lunch in the restaurant watched by a friendly, well fed resident cat. Highly recommended. Go early as queue grew quickly!!
Jessica Creech | Apr 18, 2018
One of the most beautiful gardens I have ever been to in my life. Stunning tall palm trees. The garden is so beautifully maintained. It can get VERY busy so it pays to go early in the morning when it is cooler and there isn't so many people. A must see if you go to Marrakesh.
Trixia Bongco | Jun 5, 2018
Prepare for a queue here. The place can get packed. I think it’s better to go there in the morning. The garden itself is beautiful and could be relaxing. “Could be” because the crowd will probably not help with relaxation. Don’t forget to get some ice cream in the cafe!
Εμμανουελα Παππα | Jun 5, 2018
Amazing place to visit!! The garden is incredible and attention has been paid down to the last detail!! Everything is clean and well taken care of!! You can also enjoy a cup of coffee/tea in the cafe that is situated in the same property. An incredible exhibition with Berberic clothes and items is also housed in the garden but you have to pay an extra ticket to visit it. But it is so worth it!!
Brian Fernandes | Jun 17, 2018
It's a five star place with a price to match! A beautiful hotel and grounds that are a must see if only for a visit. Steeped in history and opulence. My only issue was waiting over 15 minutes at the garden eating area only to have to get up and get my own menus and then still not get served so we gave up waiting! Saved ourselves a small fortune because it is not a cheap place to eat or drink.
Matt S | Jun 23, 2018
Beautiful garden. Nicely shaded area to escape from the hustle and bustle (and heat) of Marrakech. Would recommend getting there early. As others have mentioned, the queue to purchase tickets can get long and hard especially standing in the heat. There is a small quaint cafe and washroom facilities. Access to Berber and YSL museum need to be purchased in addition to garden if you're interested in it. If you're just visiting the garden, I'd say you could spend an hour there at most. I wouldn't go back again, but I'd recommend it to others who haven't been.
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