Rich, English, eccentric, and friend of the Surrealists, Edward James sold his great collection of art to put his own taste to the test in his very own Garden of Eden. It was no small task.
The garden is situated deep in the jungle, up in the mountains 7 hours north of Mexico City.
Here, in the company of a menagerie of pets and wild animals, he spent more than 20 years nurturing exotic plants and creating houses, trails, bridges, and dozens of ambitious concrete follies. Many display a Surrealist twist, such as the House on Three Floors Which Will in Fact Have Five or Four or Six.