The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

I don’t like to post stuff that is not mine but in this case there are several reasons why I can’t do it.
  1. This garden is in Scotland.
  2. There is only one day every year when it is open to the public.
  3. This year the day was May 1st.

The official site is here. Charles Jencks is the mastermind.

I’ve had this link saved for a while now. I’d love this garden for its name alone, even if they only grew zucchini.

The photos have been snatched from here and there. I know. But this is bound to happen if you only let people in one day every year! Anyway, thank you for elevation, inspiration, craziness and, I’m quite sure, sense as well, deep inside.

And if you happen to be in the neighbourhood of Portrack House near Dumfries in South West Scotland on the one day when they let people in, celebrate the fact. Or plan around.


Picture by JANE BARLOW
Picture by JANE BARLOW

No photo by me! Thank you!

15 Comments Add yours

  1. anglogermantranslations says:

    Eerie but intriguing!

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    1. Indeed! I’d hide after office hours.

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    That’s amazing!

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    1. True, Dan, and a secret for me until I found this link.

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  3. What craziness? (Just kidding) Looks like something from Alice in Wonderland!


  4. Incredible place. Do you know why it’s openen so rarely? Is it a private property?

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    1. Yes, it seems to be the residence of the architect. Not that we’d wish to intrude, but maybe do it at least once a month?

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  5. jan says:

    Very interesting garden. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Jan, I thought so too.


  6. Wow…agree on Alice in Wonderland too! Just waiting for rabbits and the playingcards to jump in.

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    1. Leya, who knows what else hides in there. Seems to me like one of the world’s best kept secrets.


  7. Toonsarah says:

    What a curious place!

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    1. Right, Sarah? I loved the name already and when I googled it I was floored. I hope the family reopens the garden at some point.

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