The Jardin Majorelle, which extends over 9,000 m², is one of the most enchanting and mysterious gardens in Morocco. Created over the course of forty years, it is enclosed by outer walls, and consists of a labyrinth of crisscrossing alleyways on different levels and boldly-coloured buildings that blend both Art Deco and Moorish influences. The French painter Jacques Majorelle conceived of this large and luxuriant garden as a sanctuary and botanical ‘laboratory’. In 1922, he began planting it with exotic botanical specimens from the far corners of the world.
In 1980, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, who first arrived in Morocco in 1966, purchased the Jardin Majorelle to save it from destruction at the hands of hotel developers. The new owners decided to live in Jacques Majorelle’s villa, which they renamed the Villa Oasis.
“For many years, the Jardin Majorelle has provided me with an endless source of inspiration, and I have often dreamt of its unique colours.”
Yves Saint Laurent
Open every day of the year
1 October to 30 April : 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
1 May to 30 September : 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
The month of Ramadan: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Reduced admission prices with relevant ID:
Moroccan citizens and residents: 40 Dhs
Moroccan university students: 25 Dhs
Foreign university students: 35 Dhs
Non-profit organizations: 25 Dhs
Accompanied children under 12 years old
School groups, both national and international, upon advance written request
Tour leaders and tour guides with professional cards
Journalists upon presentation of press ID
Rue Yves Saint Laurent
40 090 Marrakech, Maroc
+212 (0)5 24 29 86 86
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The garden is wheelchair accessible.