As a brave and thoughtful experiment in the study of nature in all its aspects, both book and garden are well worth lingering over - New Scientist
... a fascinating read, esoteric and enjoyable. It expounds the process involved in serious design - rare in garden books ... essential for anyone considering making a garden, or indeed any creative work - Gardens Illustrated
This book tells the story of one of the most important gardens in Europe, created by the architectural critic and designer Charles Jencks and his late wife, the landscape architect and author Maggie Keswick. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is a landscape that celebrates the new sciences of complexity and chaos theory and consists of a series of metaphors exploring the origins, the destiny and the substance of the Universe. The book is illustrated with year-round photography, bringing the garden's many dimensions vividly to life.