A few years ago when LA-based photographer Laure Joliet’s father, Vincent Joliet, succumbed to the charms of surfing town Todos Santos on the Baja California coast of Mexico, he purchased land at the end of a dusty road—and learned to understand the landscape by taking care of the plants on the property. Let’s visit his garden:
N.B.: See the interiors of Joliet’s modernist concrete house on Remodelista.
Photography by Laure Joliet.
After the house was built, Vincent knew exactly where to put the pool. Then he began to get to know the landscape, first by taking care of the plants in the immediate vicinity of the house. Next he created pathways and gradually increased the radius of the tended landscape; today the garden merges gracefully with its wilder surroundings.
For more of our favorite landscapes in Mexico, see:
- Airbnb with a View: A Tiny Casita, Swimming Pool Included.
- Just Open: A Hidden Beach Hotel in Oaxaca.
- Studio Visit: At Home with Flores Cosmos in Mexico City.