Majorelle Garden, Marrakech, Morocco

I just love mediterranean gardens and the bright coloured style of a Moroccan garden or courtyard is just beautiful. I had the pleasure of visiting the Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Garden) in Marrakech, Morocco, one of the most visited botanical gardens in the country,

The garden is the hard work of French painter Jacques Majorelle where he created this beautiful space between1886-1962, taking him forty years to create this garden in the heart of the “Ochre City”.

Full of beautiful palms that create beautiful shade effects on the tiled pathways, little streams and the sound of water makes this a gorgeous place to relax and take in the peace away from the sounds of a bustling Marrakech. The intense bright colours make this a colourful spot and the strong blue is used through out in different areas, with this colour the artist perceived in the Atlas Mountains.

There are around 30 varieties of cacti in the cacti gardens, and the aquatic plants in the bright blue water lily pool is a beautiful sight.

Here are a selection of photos from my trip round the gorgeous Jardin Majorelle.

If you haven’t been before then if in Marrakech it is certainly worth going round, there is a lovely little courtyard area where you can sit and have a drink, with the intense heat they spray water down creating a cooling mist perfect for the plants and also everyone sat down there too!