Garden of Cosmic Speculation

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Head up to Scotland to visit one of the world’s most unusual parks. The city of Dumfries is home to the Garden of Cosmic Speculation. Designed by Maggie Keswick Jencks, this park started life in 1988. Visitors to this park will be able to see the creation of the universe in the landscaping.

One of the main features of the Garden of Cosmic Speculation is the 25 span zigzag staircase, with each step showing a different stage of the creation of the universe. The park is home to a number of different sculptures, flower compositions that represent black holes and a model of the Fibonacci sequences.

There are also some secrets in the park that visitors can only access by solving math problems and puzzles but you have to carefully choose your time to visit. This particular park/garden is only actually open to the public for a few days of each year. The gardens are opened to the public in order to raise money for those undergoing cancer treatment. Maggie Keswick Jencks has since passed away but her husband Charles took over the garden and maintains it in her memory.