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Luxted Road, Downe,
Kent, BR6 7JT

01689 859119

Listed By

William Donelson

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
1st Feb - 31st Mar; 10am-4pm; Wed-Sun; House 11am - 4pm
1st Apr open but no details yet.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

1st July - 31st Aug; daily; 11am - 5pm

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
Admission Prices

Adult £ 9.30; Concessions £7.90; Child £4.70; Family £23.30

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:
Garden Features & Events

Charles Darwin's Sand Walk or thinking-path.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Kent Hotels

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Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Dover Castle and the secret wartime tunnels, Kent Walmer Castle and gardens, Deal Deal Castle, Deal Lullingstone Roman Villa, Kent

Description of Garden

English Heritage have been recreating the gardens as the Darwinsc would have seen them, although small in size many elements of bigger gardens exist including bedding, shrubberies and mixed borders, an orchard, and a traditional kitchen garden and greenhouse. Victorian plant varieties are used throughout the garden adding to the period feel. The gardens are of special merit due to the scientific work Darwin undertook. An interesting and famous feature is Charles Darwin's Sand Walk or thinking-path. Visitors can see Darwin's experiments re-created in his outdoor laboratory in the gardens.

History Of Garden

Down House was the home of Charles Darwin and his family for the last 40 years of his life. It is here that he wrote about his theories on evolution and about the more specific elements of our natural world.

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