Saturday, February 14, 2015

Majorelle Garden

Majorelle Garden 

(Harmony Flora, Fashion and Art)


In the Moroccan city of Marrakech is an amazing garden, which was founded by the artist Jacques Majorelle in the twenties of the last century. It all started with a small plot of land acquired Majorelle in 1924.



Soon, the artist built a villa here, around which planted a large garden with rare species of trees. The garden is constantly expanding, because the Majorelle began to thoroughly study botany, sponsor of the expedition, in which he often personally involved. When used accomplishment fence stainless steel ladder.


Almost from each such trip Jacques brought new species of plants. He also frequently exchanged valuable specimens with other collector’s strange plants.



In the mid-fifties of the last century, the Majorelle Garden is now available to the public, exotic plants like to see thousands of tourists from all over the world. But the death of Jacques Majorelle negatively influenced the development of his brainchild - a wonderful garden. Park complex began to decline, and the artist's villa local authorities wanted to demolish.



But the turning point in the fate of the garden became a surprise in 1980 when all this territory bought the famous couturier Yves Saint Laurent. The garden was carried out extensive restoration work, planted many new species of plants.



Today in the garden studio operates art museum, where visitors can see many not only paintings of Jacques Majorelle, but also admire the collections of the famous fashion designer. Park complex can be visited any day of the week, held here a fascinating tour, during which you can learn a lot about rare plants, and there in gardens, there are more than four hundred species.

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