Portrack Garden Open Day 2017

Portrack, The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Description
Forty major areas, gardens, bridges, landforms, sculptures, terraces, fences & 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.

Charles Jencks and his late wife, Maggie Keswick, conceived this unique garden in 1989 and it has been evolving ever since.
More information at www.charlesjencks.com.

Directions

Holywood one and a half miles off A76, five miles north of Dumfries. Please follow signs.

Garden Openings
Sunday 30 April 11:00am – 5:00pm

Admissions

£10.00, concessions £5.00, accompanied children free. Full price tickets may be purchased in advance by booking online at http://portrack2017.eventbrite.co.uk

Beneficiaries

Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres receives 40%, the net remaining to SG Beneficiaries

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