The garden was created by the French painter #Jacques Majorelle in the 1920’s with marble pools, raised pathways, banana trees, groves of bamboo, coconut palms and bougainvilleas. The garden was designed by a painter, and composed and coloured like a painting. Many of the built features were painted in a dark blue (‘Majorelle Blue’) which works very well with the soil, climate and plants. Majorelle’s garden was his masterpiece. Water was an important feature of the garden – there are channels, lily-filled ponds and fountains. Majorelle was an avid plant collector. After years of neglect, the garden was taken over in 1980 and restored by the fashion designer #Yves #Saint #Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge.