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.

Plan of Garden
Universe Cascade
Detail on Stairs
Cascading Universe, looking down
Universes, Galaxies
DNA and 6 Senses
DNA Garden & 6 Cells
Garden of Senses
Mounds, Lakes & Waveforms
Snail and Field
Fractal Terrace
Fractal Terrace
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