Lawn Experiment, Down House, Downe, Greater London

Lawn Experiment, Down House, Downe, Greater London
Photograph taken 2008 © Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: N080584

Recreation of Darwin's lawn experiment at Down House. Darwin recorded the number of species growing in a marked plot over a number of years, observing that the coarser plants eventually drove out the more delicate ones. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2011).

Location

Greater London Downe

Period

2000s (2000 - 2009)

Tags

darwin garden science english heritage victorian (1837 - 1901)