We're traveling to Marrakech today, to visit a Frenchman's garden! Morocco is high up on my list of places to go, but the heat....it holds me back. But these photos make it all the more compelling! If nothing else, I need to go out and get a can of blue paint, ASAP. According to the garden's website, "The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is one of the most visited sites in Morocco. It took French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) forty years of passion and dedication to create this enchanting garden in the heart of the “Ochre City”. We amble along shady lanes, in the midst of trees and exotic plants of dreamy origin; we walk past refreshing, burbling streams and pools filled with water lilies and lotus flowers; we hear wafting through the air, laden with sugared fragrance, the rustling of leaves and the chirping of numerous birds who come here to take refuge; we stop, and the path turns unexpectedly, revealing a building with Moorish charm, with a hint of Art Deco, painted in astonishingly vibrant primary colours, glowing with an intense blue the artist perceived in the Atlas Mountains. We are soothed and enchanted by the harmony of this luxuriant and vivid imagery, which issues a delicate summons to the senses, offering us a calming retreat near, and yet so far from the bustling city, sheltered from time by high earthen walls." Um....HEAVEN! Who's going with me??
I hope you guys are loving our little international jaunts! But I still need your gardens. So email me some photos of what you've been up to! Michelle@gardenygoodness.com. Thanks!