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The Majorelle garden

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In love with botany, the painter Jacques Majorelle created his botanical garden around his villa, structured around a long central basin, with several varied environments, planted of a luxuriant vegetation where nest of the hundreds of birds. This garden is an alive work of art moving, composed of exotic plants and rare species that it brings back its voyages in the whole world: cactus, yuccas, water lilies, nymphea, jasmines, bougainvilleas, palm trees, coconuts, banana trees, bamboos… and decorated fountains, basins, fountains, earthenware jars out of ceramics, alleys, pergolas…

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Majorelle garden
In 1931, Jacques Majorelle made build by the architect Paul Sinoir his villa of style Art déco, of an astonishing modernity, inspired of Corbusier and Palace of Bahia with Marrakech. It arranged there its principal residence on the first floor and a vast workshop of artist at the ground floor to paint his immense decorations.

In 1937, the artist created a blue at the same time intense and clear overseas: the Majorelle blue, of which it painted the walls of its villa, then all the garden to make of it an alive table which it opened with the public in 1947.

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Fountain
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The garden of bamboos
The garden of bamboos extends to the south and west of garden between the surrounding wall and the way sinuous.
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The collection of palm trees
The collection of palm trees constitutes an oasis of freshness in the southern part of the garden.
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The garden of cactus
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The pergola
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Nymphea
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Other plants
To drown of Hefty fellow (Justicia adhatoda)Rubber (Ficus elastica)
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Banana tree (Musa sp)Trumpets angels (Brugmansia sp)
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Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea sp)
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Jacques Majorelle is born in 1886 in Nancy (France). In 1919 it settles in Marrakech to continue its career of painter, where it acquires a ground which was going to become the Majorelle garden. Since 1947 it opens the doors of its garden to the public. Following an car accident, it returns to France, where it dies in 1962.

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