Monday, January 9, 2012
Yves Saint Laurent - Jardin Majorelle Garden
Yves Saint Laurent's summer house in Marrakech and also be able to walk in his exotic garden called the Jardin Majorelle. Since he passed away in 2008, his personal garden and house have been open to the public. The purpose was to safeguard the historical, ecological and the cultural heritage of the garden when he bought it and to remain faithful to the mind of the original creator, Jacques Majorelle. Yves Saint Laurent's real love with the exotic plants made the collection grow richer by adding several rare species. Botanical curiosities have been imported from 5 continents and there is today about 300 species in the garden. I was honestly not that impressed by the garden itself (but M loved it!), but it gave you a harmonious feeling walking around in the presence of his hidden passion. For me, the originality came with his house, the many different water fountains and the very colorful details of ceramic placed around the garden.