Newton's Apple Tree
An EXCLUSIVE opportunity to bid for Isaac Newton’s Apple Tree
Isaac Newton’s Apple Tree, a variety known as the ‘Flower of Kent’, is found in the orchard of his childhood home, Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire.
It is intertwined with his discovery of gravity – a story Newton himself told. This is the tree from which an apple fell and caused Newton to ask the question: ‘Why do apples always fall straight down to the ground?’ The tree first put down roots around 400 years ago and people have travelled to visit it as Newton’s Apple Tree for at least the past 240 years.
Bringing history to life, Blue Diamond will be offering people the chance to bid for a limited number of Isaac Newton’s Apple Trees, propagated from the original tree, in an exclusive auction.
The auction will take place in September, but you can register your interest in bidding for these historically important trees now.
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You will then receive an email in early September to advise that the auction is live and to enter a bid if you still wish to do so.
Blue Diamond have pledged to donate a minimum of 25% and up to 50% of final amount raised from the auction for these very special trees, dependent upon the total money raised
Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27) was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, alchemist, theologian, and author who was described in his time as a natural philosopher.
He was a key figure in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment that followed. His pioneering book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), first published in 1687, consolidated many of his previous results and established classical mechanics.
Newton also made seminal contributions to optics, and shares credit with German mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for developing infinitesimal calculus.
In the Principia, Newton formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation that formed the dominant scientific viewpoint for centuries until it was superseded by the theory of relativity.
Newton used his mathematical description of gravity to derive Kepler's laws of planetary motion, account for tides, the trajectories of comets, the precession of the equinoxes and other phenomena, eradicating doubt about the Solar System's heliocentricity.