The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Dumfries, Scotland


Forty major areas, gardens, bridges, landforms, sculptures, terraces, fences and architectural works. Covering thirty acres in the Borders area of Scotland, the garden uses nature to celebrate nature, both intellectually and through the senses, including the sense of humor. A water cascade of steps recounts the story of the universe, a terrace shows the distortion of space and time caused by a black hole, a "Quark Walk" takes the visitor on a journey to the smallest building blocks of matter, and a series of landforms and lakes recall fractal geometry.

The Scheme
Birchbone Garden
White Corian Plaque
Continuity of Life and Death
Train Garden: Scottish Enlightenment
Scottish Worthies
Adam Smith
The Bloodline
Exaptation Plan
Garden of Exaptation
Water Feature
Garden of Exaptation
Screw Theory
Tennis Anyone?