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Garden of Cosmic Speculation

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The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is a 30 acre (12 hectare) sculpture garden created by landscape architect and theorist Charles Jencks at his home, Portrack House, in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Like much of Jencks’ work, the garden is inspired by modern cosmology.

The garden is inspired by science and mathematics, with sculptures and landscaping on these themes, such as black holes and fractals. The garden is not abundant with plants, but sets mathematical formulae and scientific phenomena in a setting which elegantly combines natural features and artificial symmetry and curves. It is probably unique among gardens, drawing comparisons with a similarly abstract garden in Scotland, Little Sparta.

The garden is the subject of an orchestral composition by American composer, Michael Gandolfi, which he composed for a joint commission from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center. The piece was subsequently recorded by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano, and nominated for “Best Contemporary Classical Composition” at the 2009 Grammy Awards.

Garden of Cosmic Speculation - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
Garden of Cosmic Speculation - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
Garden of Cosmic Speculation - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
Garden of Cosmic Speculation - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
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Centennial Light
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Dhampir
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Westbury White Horse
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Cortical Homunculus

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