Home of Charles Darwin - Down House

Glorious Garden Tours

Join us on garden tours at Down House throughout September and October and learn more about England's garden past.

Unearth Charles Darwin’s ‘outdoor laboratory’ and learn more about how Darwin spent many hours in the herbaceous border, glasshouse and the Kitchen Garden, making observations and conducting experiments.

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 Down House Timeline

1838-42Family Home

Charles Darwin marries Emma Wedgwood in January 1839 and they live on Upper Gower Street until September 1842. They then move into Down House to accommodate their growing family.

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1842-6Early Scientific Research

Darwin completes his trilogy on South America's geology, and begins his classification of barnacles and his garden experiments.

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