Palm Trees

A few days after I returned from Spain I was off to Morocco on a lecturing trip around Marrakech and the Atlas mountains. One of the trips was to the Majorelle Garden. A twelve-acre botanical and artist's landscape garden, it was designed by the expatriate French artist Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s and '30s, during the colonial period when Morocco was a protectorate of France. It was open to the general public in 1947 and in 1980 became the property of Yves Saint-Laurent.