Amidst the chaotic and dusty streets filled with motorbikes, donkeys, and taxis overheating as they wait for their next fare… lies an herbaceous oasis calm enough to forget you’re in the middle of bustling Marrakech.
The Jardin Majorelle is the perfect place to escape to during the prime heat of the day, with a plethora of botanic wonders to gawk at and plenty of shade to go around. It is located just outside the gated walls of the old town, and an eight minute drive from the Medina in a taxi.
I went earlier on in the morning to take in all the beautiful foliage and succulents without the crowds that the mid-afternoon brings. Afterwards, I grabbed a lemon push-pop from a cart outside the garden and went shopping at one of, what I believe to be, the best collaborative design shops in Marrakech, 33 Rue Majorelle.
From the wild plants to the shopping, this mini getaway is the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon that offers both inspiration and beauty.