When we think of Charles Darwin, we often picture him on board the HMS Beagle or on some far-flung tropical island. But much of his inspiration came from much closer to home. A great source of inspiration to Charles Darwin, this garden has been restored to look much as it did in his day. You can visit the greenhouse where he studied plant growth, explore his experimental beds in the kitchen garden, and walk in Darwin’s footsteps along his ‘thinking path’.
Check before you travel
Before setting off, always check the garden’s website or call direct for up-to-date opening times and other ticket price options, and any one-off restrictions which may apply.
Always take your 2-for-1 Gardens card with you. If you’ve pre-booked your tickets under the 2-for-1 Gardens offer, show your card on the day to validate the booking.
Please don’t make multiple pre-bookings or share your 2-for-1 Gardens card – card misuse will invalidate your discount claim at the garden.
Using your 2-for-1 card at Down House (Home of Charles Darwin)
- One free entry with one full-paying adult
- 2-for-1 Saving: up to £18.10. Booking recommended. Use code GARDENERS23, or GARDENERS1425 for single reduction. Offer not valid on event days or bank hols
Open all year
OFFER: House & garden: 2-for-1 up to £18.10 (price varies), single reduced to £13.57 (or 25% off)