Jardin de Majorelle – Yves Saint Laurent’s garden in Marrakech

jardin majorelle

Since this time of year is a bit dreary, I thought I would go through some of our old photos and blog places we visited prior to starting Garden Scout.

We visited Marrakech in 2009 and of course visited Yves Saint Laurent’s Jardin de Majorelle. It is a must see. Marrakech is a bit of an overwhelming experience, but the garden is a peaceful haven away from all the crowds and hassle of the medina. ┬áThe place is visually stunning: the blue of the villa is an amazing backdrop for the various cacti species.

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Cacti in the Floral Marquee at RHS Hampton

I have done my Floral Marquee round up in an earlier post, but I wanted to make special mention of Craig House Cacti‘s stand as it was my absolute favourite. They won a Gold award for their display and helpfully wrote down the name of the Consolea Falcata that I rather liked for me to order later on their website (carting around bags and cameras is not conductive to delicate plant buying!) and their online range looks to be rather extensive.