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Interesting hillside garden with year-round features

Charming Emmetts Garden is an Edwardian estate that was owned by Frederic Lubbock, becoming both a plantsman's passion and a much-loved family home.

The garden was laid out in the late 19th century,  and was influenced by William Robinson. It contains many exotic and rare trees and shrubs from across the world.

Standing on one of the highest spots in Kent, Emmetts Garden offers panormaic views over the unspoilt Weald as well as some great walking opportunities.

When you visit, you can explore the rose and rock gardens, take in the  views and enjoy shows of spring flowers and shrubs, followed by vibrant autumn colours.

Autumn at Emmetts Garden

Vibrant yellows this autumn at Ememtts © Kayleigh McMahon/National Trust

Vibrant yellows this autumn at Ememtts

Emmetts Garden is renowned for its autumn colour. Not only can you see the change in hues of the falling leaves but be on the look out for the katsura tree that gives off a smell similar to candyfloss or toffee apples. While you're at it enjoy one of our woodland walks feeling the crunch of leaves beneath your feet.

Take on the hallowe'en pumpkin trail

Take on the hallowe’en pumpkin trail at Emmetts Garden © National Trust/Naomi Goggin

Take on the hallowe’en pumpkin trail at Emmetts Garden

Spot spooky items around Emmetts Garden and break the curse that's made Wanda the witch forget her magic. Trails are £1 each from the visitor welcome centre. Be sure to return the trail once you've finished to collect a tasty prize.

Christmas at Emmetts Garden

Take on our Christmas trail at Emmetts Garden © Paul Harris

Take on our Christmas trail at Emmetts Garden

While the family is all together enjoy a crisp winter walk followed by a drink and cake in the visitor welcome centre before we close on 4 January 2016. You can also take on a trail and help the elves of Emmetts Garden get ready for Christmas.

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Ideal for our furry friends

Emmetts Garden is a unique property in allowing dogs and their humans to explore the gardens as well as the larger estate. Provided they are kept on a short lead we have plenty of walks to tire out your two legged companions.