The minimalist approach to the landscaped areas at the musee yves saint laurent marrakech is in keeping with two longstanding principles advocated by the fondation jardin majorelle: the promotion of water conservation and the planting of ecologically responsible varieties
The landscaped areas of the mYSLm reflect the wide diversity of plants cultivated in the country. Sourced locally from specialist plant nurseries in the Marrakech region, they include varieties native to Morocco as well as those introduced centuries ago and well-adapted to the particular climatic conditions of this desert city.
Pink Trumpet Vine (Podranea riscasdiana) cascades down into the square, blue and green glazed tiled patio as one enters the museum, creating a cool and refreshing ambience that contrasts with the hot climate of Marrakech.
A large rectangular-shaped reflecting pool lined with zelliges (Moroccan glazed tiles) outside Le Studio Café provides another relaxing and tranquil setting for visitors. It is surrounded with luxuriant, large-leaved plants such as Papyrus, Giant Strelizia, Monstera, and Philodendron that create a jungle-like Henri Rousseau atmosphere.
Originally native to Mexico but commonly found throughout Morocco since their introduction to the country centuries ago, Barbary Figs or prickly pears (Opuntiaspp) are extensively planted towards the exit of the museum, where visitors can enjoy their unique shapes and diversity of colour and form.
Landscaped surface area of the gardens : 180 m²
Garden Designer : Madison Cox