Yves Saint Laurent - Jardin Majorelle - Marrakesh, Morocco
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N 31° 38.490 W 008° 00.192
29R E 594520 N 3501131
Quick Description: Yves Saint Laurent memorial in beautifull Majorelle Garden in Marrakesh.
Location: Morocco
Date Posted: 7/9/2015 4:28:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMP6GK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé bought the Jardin Majorelle in 1980 and saved it from falling victim to a real estate project and becoming a hotel complex. The new owners decided to live in the Villa Bou Saf Saf, which they renamed Villa Oasis, and undertook the restoration of the garden in order to “make the Jardin Majorelle become the most beautiful garden – by respecting the vision of Jacques Majorelle.”

Yves Saint Laurent in his house in Marrakech “Yves Saint Laurent dans sa maison de Marrakech” © Pierre Boulat
Automatic irrigation systems were installed, adjusting the distribution of water according to hours during the day and to the specific needs of each plant. New plant species have been added since 1999, increasing the total number from 135 to 300. A team of 20 gardeners once again began working to maintain the garden, its ponds and fountains.
The painter’s studio has been transformed into a museum open to the public, dedicated to Berber culture, housing the personal Berber collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé.
Yves Saint Laurent would say he was able to find an unlimited source of inspiration in the Jardin Majorelle, and that he dreamt many times about its unique colours.

Yves Saint Laurent Memorial
He passed away on June 1, 2008, in Paris. His ashes were scattered in the rose garden of the Villa Oasis; a memorial was built in the garden, designed around a Roman pillar which was brought from Tangier and set on a pedestal with a plate bearing his name, so that visitors can remember him and his unique contribution to fashion. “It is a way for artists to live on… ”
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