The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is located in Scotland and open to the public only one day a year. It was set up by Charles Jencks and his late wife, Maggie Keswixk, in 1989 to provoke speculation about the natural world as opposed to merely being beautiful.

When Nigel Goodwill’s wife died of breast cancer in 1993, he was left to raise their two small children, then ages five and three. To meet the increased parenting demands, he quit his job and bought a farm, where he planted lavender. The business—and the children—thrived, and at the center of a memorial garden named after his wife, Goodwill erected these four metal pyramids to represent each member of the family.