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Surreal Garden

Discover this wonderful sculptural space created by Edward James in Xilitla.

Also known as “Las Pozas”, the Edward James Surrealist Garden was created by the creative mind of this English poet and artist, in the heart of the Magic Town of Xilitla, southeast of San Luis Potosí.

The origin of this place dates back to 1947 when James bought a coffee plantation near the town of Xilitla, registering the property in the name of Plutarco Gastelum, a close friend.

During the first years, the Garden was maintained as a plantation, with a fantastic collection of orchids, being also home to different species of animals such as deers, ocelots, snakes, flamingos, among other birds. In 1962, after a frost, much of the property was destroyed and that was when James began with the construction of “his great dream”, the magnificent sculptural garden we know today.

More than 150 people worked on this project, including carpenters, masons and gardeners. And its construction did not stop until 1984, when Edward James passed away. It was until 1991 when the Garden, rehabilitated with its natural and artificial pools and its beautiful turquoise waterfalls, opened its doors.

The architecture of this place is famous for its surrealist sculptural group that evokes both the orchids that James liked so much and the vegetation that identifies Huasteca Potosina internationally.

Some recommendations to visit the Edward James Surrealist Garden:

• The days with fewer visitors are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

• The months with less public are January, February, September and October.

• The average temperature in Xilitla is 22 ° C (with a maximum of 38 ° and a minimum of 4 °, depending on the time of year).

-Time: Monday to Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

-Entrance: Adults $ 70, children under 6, and retired people, $ 35.

-Tourist Guide: $ 200 Spanish, $ 250 English and French. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour 15 mins.

-Has a restaurant service

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