Do you fancy a cup of Moroccan mint tea with Yves Saint Laurent?
Whether you’re fussed about the fashion house extraordinaire Saint Laurent or not, Jardin Majorelle is a colourful pretty garden in Marrakech (Morocco) that is worth a stroll if you have a spare hour or two. It will only cost you approximately £3.50 per adult and you can choose whether you want to pay a little extra to enter the iconic blue museum.
From the medina it’s a pretty direct walk to Jardin Marojelle. It will take about 45 minutes. Alternatively, if you’re in a rush, or lazy, then you can easily get a taxi.
The gardens aren’t huge, but what they lack in size, they make up for in bright colours. From the walls to the floor, to the flowers and trees, it’s a vivid party.
I really liked the cacti area.
I wasn’t such a huge fan of the etched bamboo though.
Even if you don’t buy the ticket that allows you to enter the museum, you can still see some great examples of his artwork. Apparently, he used to send collages as New Year’s greeting cards to his friends and clients. Very cute!
This one was my favourite.
Saint Laurent and his partner bought the garden with its Art Deco villa from renowned landscape painter Jacques Marjorelle, hence the aptly named Jardin Majorelle. I visited in mid December around lunchtime and it was fairly quiet. However, if it’s busy when you first walk in, simply head down one of the quieter paths so you’re not stuck in a tour group. It doesn’t really matter what order you walk around the gardens.
Make sure you pause here so the little turtles can swim up and say hello.
And pause here for a little rest. I spy one cross-legged travel blogger…
There’s an onsite café and a tiny boutique store.
However, I preferred the healthy snack stop across the road. You can’t miss it when you exit. It’s right on the corner and serves lovely wraps, soups and juices.
The Boy opted for an Asian chicken wrap.
I went for a creamy cheese and pesto wrap, followed by a cuddle with this cutie.
If you’re stuck for time in Marrakech, then I don’t think Jardin Majorelle should be at the very top of your list. However, if you can spare an hour or so I’m sure you will enjoy it. It’s certainly very relaxing and peaceful, especially in comparison to the chaotic souqs. X