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With its unique place in the history of science and evolution Down House was Charles Darwin's family home and is a site of outstanding international significance. Enjoy a day out in our award-winning grounds, achieving three 2020 London in Bloom gold awards for Best Walled Gardens, Conservation Area and Heritage Park and Garden. See the gardens that were Darwin's ?outdoor laboratory' where he spent many hours making observations and conducting experiments that helped develop his ground-breaking theories. Stroll down Darwin's ?thinking path', take a wander past bountiful vegetable patches and enjoy fragrant flower beds surrounded by the tranquil countryside.
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