Sir Isaac Newton's garden

Woolsthorpe Manor, birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, with the famous apple tree

Isaac Newton was born in this modest manor house in 1642 and he made many of his most important discoveries about light and gravity here in the plague years of 1665-66.

The orchard at Woolsthorpe Manor is small, but home to one of the most famous trees in British history. The 400-year-old Flower of Kent apple tree which inspired Newton’s theory of gravity after he watched an apple fall from the tree.
It's a place of pilgrimage for scientists and mathematicians from all over the world - and one of the Tree Council's 50 Great British Trees.