LAND­SCAPES

CHARLES JENCKS’ GAR­DEN DE­SIGNS

ELLE Decoration (UK) - - Escape -

Amer­i­can ar­chi­tec­tural critic, the­o­rist and land­scape de­signer Charles Jencks’ cos­mos-in­spired gar­dens are jaw-drop­ping in scale and artistry. Take a trip to the pri­vately-run sculp­ture gar­den Jupiter Art­land near Ed­in­burgh, which is open un­til 30 Septem­ber – there, you can see Jencks’ Cells of Life (above), a beau­ti­ful grassy ex­plo­ration of the mat­ter that forms ev­ery liv­ing be­ing, with rolling hills and spi­ral ponds. Book a five-course din­ner (avail­able on 21 July; 18 Au­gust; 1, 21 Septem­ber, £50) and de­light in ex­clu­sive ac­cess at dusk ( jupit­er­art­land.org). Al­ter­na­tively, head to Northum­ber­lan­dia, Jencks’ quar­ter-mile-long fig­ure of a re­clin­ing woman, af­fec­tion­ately nick­named The lady of the North, carved out of the earth, near the town of Cram­ling­ton (northum­ber­lan­dia.com). ➤

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