Harvest Weekend

Date

Sat 9 & Sun 10 Sep 2017 

Time

11am-4pm

Location

Home of Charles Darwin - Down House 

Suitable For

Everyone

A walled garden packed full of blooming flowers.

Bee Weekend - Join our expert gardeners who’ll cover a different topic each weekend giving you top tips from the harvest season as they draw from their experience tending Darwin’s famous garden – his ‘outdoor laboratory’.

Each event consists of a special gardener-led tour of the productive parts of the garden – the organically managed orchard and walled kitchen garden ­– finishing off with an in-depth look at the featured crops of the week.

Hands-on activities are available for our younger visitors and freshly prepared produce from the garden will be on offer in the tearoom. Get hands-on, close-up live animal encounters with insect species from around the world including tarantulas, scorpions, giant millipedes and many more in the Big Bug Experience. Limited spaces avaliable for the Big Bug Experience, pre-booking is essential.  

This weekend our knowledgeable beekeepers are on hand to answer your questions about honey bees, honey and beekeeping.

Prices

Type Price
English Heritage members Free
Adult £11.80
Child, 5-15 years £7.10
Concession £10.60
Family £30.70

Price Notes

Corporate members can now enjoy free entry to our site on event days. To see if your membership includes this benefit, please call English Heritage customer services on 0370 333 1181.

How to book

Tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day for the Harvest Weekend. Pre-booking for the Big Bug Experience is essential, please call our customer services line on 0370 333 1181 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm).

How to find us

Address
Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, BR6 7JT
Location
Kent, South East

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