In Great Gardens, London-based director Toby Aimes explores the massive outdoor sculptures of British poet Edward James. Built in the 20th century, the subtropical garden is called Las Pozas (The Pools) and it sits in the mountains of Mexico. It's a beautiful, dreamlike structure in the middle of the jungle that juxtaposes the beauty of nature with manmade art.
Aimes explained his love for the location:
“Las Pozas is a fascinating folly; English eccentricity in three dimensions, a surrealist tourist destination, and now the centre of a ripple of wonderful esoteric architecture that has spread into the neighboring town of Xilitla. Filming in it was a challenge, as it remains unfinished. It is still in a state of flux, as the structures and nature struggle to coexist.
Hopefully in this film we have communicated some of the wonder of being in the space without losing the mystery and magic that oozes from every leaf and pillar. Edward James was a poet and Las Pozas is his finest poem."
Watch Great Gardens: Las Pozas below: