The Darwin Garden
The Darwin Garden was created in 2009 as part of the celebrations to mark the bicentenary of Charles Darwin in 1809, and to commemorate his revolutionary contribution to the natural sciences. The garden is planted with a selection of plants that Darwin would have encountered on his botanical voyages on the ship HMS Beagle. Examples include Kniphofia uvaria ‘Nobilis’ and Echium pininana. The garden also features a statue of Darwin as a young man, sculpted by Anthony Smith.