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Charles Darwin's Sand Walk or thinking-path.
Dover Castle and the secret wartime tunnels, Kent Walmer Castle and gardens, Deal Deal Castle, Deal Lullingstone Roman Villa, Kent
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.
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.