Thursday's Child: Majorelle Garden

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Another Thursday in February means it’s our chance to escape to another beautiful garden.  Today we travel to Marrakech, a city that I loved but which was the most fast-paced destination I’ve visited.  What better location could there be for an oasis of quiet?

That oasis is Majorelle Garden.  Named for its original owner, Jacques Majorelle, it was later purchased and donated to the city by Yves St. Laurent.  It’s also the namesake for majorelle blue, the deep cobalt shade that predominated throughout the garden.

The minute we stepped in, we felt miles away from honking vehicles and energetic salespeople.  The garden is criss-crossed with paths that conduct you from one beautiful sight to another.  From a small tiled pool to an enormous pond filled with lily pads.  From a bed of cacti to blossoming bougainvilleas.  The garden is also home to a number of bird species that live only in North Africa.

Join me as I guide you through the ultimate haven in blue – Majorelle Garden.


34 comments:

Faith said...

What a beautiful garden Beth.. I wish I could escape the winter here and be there :)

Carol Riggs said...

What a gorgeous garden! I'd love to stroll along in there. :) Meanwhile, reality. LOL At least the sun is out and it's clear here in Oregon USA. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! I'm glad your book covers were satisfactory to you. :)

Happy Thursday!

Belinda said...

One of the places I MUST visit is Morocco!! What a beautiful garden.

Claudia said...

Truly an oasis. The blue is stunning.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

lovely to look at this time of year!

Carol said...

It's a beautiful garden! I just love that blue, so pretty!

Fresh Local and Best said...

The stone pool, lush ferns and flowers, and cacti make me think this is a very exotic destination. This looks like a wonderful warm place to vacation.

sweetpeaskitchen.com said...

So beautiful!! I love bougainvilleas, I fell in love with them while in Italy..they were everywhere! :)

comfortablydomestic.com said...

What beautiful flowers. I just love finding botanical gardens in the midst of congested cities. Like a slice of tranquility.

Angie's Recipes said...

A very peaceful and beautiful garden!

Jess said...

It looks like a gorgeous place to visit and get away from the bustling city life for a bit!

Katerina said...

What did you remind me now. Marrakech was the city I loved the most in Morocco. So beautiful and exotic you thought that it came out of a fairytail. Beautiful pictures Beth!

Sweet And Crumby said...

I am starting to think you may be the luckiest woman in the world. That is so gorgeous. Wish I could escape there.

Brownieville Girl said...

Looks like a little piece of heaven!

Mary said...

The gardens are just lovely. It looks like a gorgeous place to visit. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

Barbara Bakes said...

What a lovely way to spend the day.

LDH said...

Majorelle Garden is beautiful. So happy to learn about it and see photos through your blog!

Reeni said...

What a beautiful place Beth! I wish I could be there for a few days right now - away from this bitter cold.

shaz said...

Wow, the blue in the last photo is eye-poppingly stunning. And the cacti and fan palms behind, just breathtaking. I'd love to get to Marrakech one day.

Congrats on your blogging award too, well done :)

Rita said...

I just love coming to see what you will post about; you are giving me a breath of spring/summer; just wht I need. It's been along cold winter up here.
Rita

Janet Johnson said...

I love seeing all the beautiful gardens around the world that you've been to. Thank you so much for sharing!

The Words Crafter said...

OH, how beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing this :)

Joanne said...

The pictures of these gardens are making me yearn for spring! So pretty.

moderncomfortfood said...

Simply exquisite, Beth. The gorgeous clivias, in particular, bring back good memories of my years in South Africa and Kenya.

Beth said...

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments. Geni, I have to agree with you -- I probably am the luckiest person in the world.

The Words Crafter said...

I haves goodies for you on my blog!

Monet said...

What a beautiful place...you have traveled so far and you recount your experience with such grace. Have you been to Prague? Ryan and I are thinking of going there in August. I would love your thoughts/suggestions for a romantic/unique destination!

Kittie Howard said...

Oh but I want to go. Your photos are so yummy! Love the colors.

jillbert said...

Just gorgeous! I love the tiled pool in the first photo.

Emma said...

What a lovely garden! So exotic looking :)

Beth said...

Monet, I've been to Prague, and I can't believe I haven't blogged about it yet. I'll be in touch about some of my favourite things about Prague, and hopefully I'll blog about it soon, too!

My Little Space said...

Thank you Beth for taking us along! The scene is beautiful & your photos are stunning.
Kristy

Medeia Sharif said...

Such beauty! Thanks for sharing.

Amie Kaufman said...

I adore this place! I remember we found it on a day when the locals kept saying to us 'hot, isn't it?'. We thought they were just making conversation, but it turned out it was 115F outside! The garden felt like the perfect escape.

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