Down House

Down House (Home of Charles Darwin) 2-for-1 entry

Get one free entry with one full-paying adult, with your Gardeners’ World Magazine 2-for-1 entry card. Valid at 461 gardens.

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’.

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Important update

With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, gardens in the 2-for-1 directory are beginning to open.

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, many have special measures in place, including pre-booking and limiting the number of visitors.

Before visiting a garden, please contact the garden directly to determine their opening status and any restrictions that may apply.

Please note: we’re unable to keep all individual 2-for-1 garden pages updated, but we will publish the latest details that we have on our weekly updates page from week commencing Monday 8 June, 2020.

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Using your 2-for-1 card at Down House (Home of Charles Darwin)

  • One free entry with one full-paying adult
  • Single visitor discount: 25%
  • Card valid for the whole property. Card not valid on event days or in school hols – phone or see website
  • Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply
  • Single visitor discount

Opening details:

Open 1 Apr-3 Nov, daily, 10am-6pm (5pm in Oct & Nov); rest of year Sat & Sun (plus additional dates – see website), 10am-4pm

Entry prices:

Adults £16, seniors £14.50, children (5-15) £9.60

Facilities:

Parking spaces
Public transport
Access for disabled (partial)
Toilets
Shop
Plants / produce for sale
Light refreshment

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Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, BR6 7JT – Directions