Science, Imagination and A Garden Meet: The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
I first came across this garden in Louise Penny’s 10th book, The Long Way Home, of the Inspector Gamache series. The name alone intrigued me. The garden represents a collaboration between the late Charles and Maggie Jencks at Portrack House, their home in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Modern cosmology inspired the garden design, resulting in a unique environment of sculptures and landscaping that symbolize mathematical and scientific concepts, stimulate all our senses and challenge us to think about and experience the universe differently. The garden is usually only open one day a year, with proceeds of the event going to support the cancer care charity, known as Maggie’s Centers, named for the late Maggie Jencks.