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Portrack, The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Holywood DG2 0RW
John Jencks
Forty major areas, gardens, bridges, landforms, sculpture, terraces, fences and architectural works. Covering thirty acres, The Garden of Cosmic Speculation uses nature to celebrate nature, both intellectually and through the senses, including the sense of humour. 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.

Directions: Holywood is one and a half miles off A76, five miles north of Dumfries.

Sunday 6 May, 11am - 5pm (2018)
Admission £10.00, children free.
· Maggies Centre 60%.

Other details: Admission is via prepaid ticket only. Many more people than anticipated came to the 2017 garden opening and we have therefore had to introduce a ticket limit (1,500) in an effort to keep the traffic moving through the small lanes around the private Estate. The tickets will be available from 1st February at Eventbrite. Please note that the garden is not open to the public at any other time. The Upper Nithsdale Pipe Band will perform (weather permitting). Crawick Multiverse, also designed by Charles Jencks, will be open the same day.

The listing location on a map.