For those readers who enjoyed nerding out on last week's Found Functions post, here's another fascinating find where nature meets science.The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is unlike any other garden we have seen before. The focus here is not on rare species of colorful flowers, but on creating permanent monuments to the patterns of mathematics within nature itself. Metal sculptures and green landscaping in different areas on the grounds are intended to provoke deep thought about scientific concepts like the fibonacci series, fractals, DNA, and the human senses. The 30-acre private property in Dumfries, Scotland is owned by Charles Jencks and only allows access to the public on one shining day per year.
We are impressed not only by the conceptual breadth of such an undertaking, but also by the two-tone look of green and steel outdoors. Gardens don't necessarily have to be full of delicate roses or robust vegetables to produce a worthy crop.