Portrack House, Scotland
A garden whose unique architecture is
based upon modern physical theories.
Charles Jencks and Maggie Keswick
created this garden in the nineties.
Below are the Snail and Snake mounds and
the Slug Lakes.
There is a representation of a dragon with its
head projecting into the water to become the mouth of a water dragon,
whose own body was formed from a ribbonlike stream and fishtail ponds.
The terrace is designed to portray the distorted space around
a black hole, where gravity bends light to nothing.
The Galactic Seat is constructed out of similar but not
The Gate of soliton waves:
The human senses encased in a double helix, with a hand
representing touch, a pair of giant silver lips, representing taste, an
ear, representing hearing, and including a female head and brain set
among quivering fingerlike attennae to represent intuition.
The Universe Cascade ascending up the evolutionary ladder from
the quark soup at the bottom:
The Jumping Bridge: Inspired by Chaos Theory, which
posits the strange and often seemingly insignificant events which
trigger massive changes in the design of things: