posted on Jan, 2 2014 @ 07:14 AM
The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
For those that have not had the chance to visit, here are some pictures to give you a flavour of Charles Jenck’s spectacular masterpiece. The Garden
of Cosmic Speculation is situated near Lockerbie, in the south of Scotland.
Created over 30 acres, the gardens depict the story of the universe, the distortion of space and time caused by a black hole, a ‘Quark Walk’ and
landforms and lakes are sculpted to represent fractal geometry.
Open for just one day a year on the first Sunday of May (May 4th 2014), the gardens are a delight for both the senses and the intellect.
Built in 1989, Jencks states: "When we began the garden, I was not concerned with the larger issues of the cosmos. But over the years, they came more
and more to the fore and I have used them as a spur to think about nature and to contemplate and speculate on the origins of the universe. And in that
respect, this garden is part of a long historical tradition. Japanese Zen gardens, Persian paradise gardens, the English and French Renaissance
gardens played out the story of the cosmos as it was understood then. So the idea of the garden as a microcosm of the universe is quite a familiar
one. In fact, I feel it is the most compelling motive to create a garden. What is a garden if not a celebration of our place in the universe?"
Garden of Cosmic Speculation