Sunday, May 4, 2008

Jardin Marjorelle on Weekend Snapshot

The breathtaking Jardin Marjorelle is the most beautiful garden in Marrakech, combining lush vegetation with traditional Moroccan architectural elements. The French painter and plant collector Jacques Majorelle (1888-1962) settled in Marrakech in 1923 and laid out a subtropical garden, which opened to the public in 1947.

After a car accident he returned to France and the garden became overgrown. The French designer Yves-Saint Laurent bought it in 1980, restored it with Pierre Bergé and founded a small museum of Islamic art. Bamboo, towering palms and huge cacti flourish next to a goldfish pond sustaining aquatic plants. Ultramarine walls and tiles are set against the cool green foliage.

12 comments:

Yen said...

Looks nice! Happy Monday:D

http://yennygirl.com/?p=1820

idealpinkrose said...

wow~ pretty cactus...

mine is up too here http://idealpinkrose.blogspot.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot.html

Happy Monday!

Picturing of Life said...

wow...beautiful cactus

Will you visit mine : great time at a small town Thanks

Nai said...

nice variety of flora :)

yay! we are the featured weekenders..hope you can drop by! :)

check ours too at www.dailyhappythoughts.com

Snap Catch said...

great catch for WS! mine's up too hope you can drop by...

genny said...

Its pretty flowers...Happy WS!

Mine is Here

ScroochChronicles said...

beautiful..

mine's up too http://scroochchronicles.blogspot.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-future-cake-artisans.html

abie said...

wow sis, ang ganda nito...

mine is up too. hope u can check it out:

my entry is up too hope you can check it out:

http://www.myplanetpurple.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-3-three-is-crowd.html

http://howellabie.blogspot.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-1-mangroves.html

mousey said...

wow that is an interesting destination!

mousey

Belen said...

cactus is beautiful but thorny

MrsPartyGirl said...

wow yvelle, and ganda naman ng pics. :)

WS: She Sells Sea Shells
WS: Cafe Luna

SandyCarlson said...

Lush and beautiful and oh so exotic for this Connecticut girl!