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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.

Surprises this season

The sweet smells of the toffee apple tree © Kayleigh McMahon/National Trust

The sweet smells of the toffee apple tree

There are lots of autumn features to admire at Emmetts this season. The katsure tree is giving off a great fragrance of toffee and candyfloss that'll take you right back to your youth. The first of the fungi are out and there's colour in abundance

Great walks in Great Britian

Enjoy a woodland walk © NTPL/John Millar

Enjoy a woodland walk

Pick up one of our trails at the Visitor Centre and enjoy a circular walk through the Kent countryside. If you'd like a tour then take a look at the guided walks we've got running this November - they even come with a well earned soup or sandwich when you finish.

The conker championships

Conkers galore © NTPL/Henry Jarvis/National Trust

Conkers galore

Nothing says autumn like conkers. Come and collect your own or pick some from our store and challenge friends and family to a game of conkers. There's a certificate in it for the winner as proof of your victory.

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For all the latest news and gossip as well as all our horticultural highlights why not like us on Facebook? It's a great way of finding out what's looking great this season and what activities you can get up to.

Hallowe'en trails of terror

Take a trip around Emmetts and spot the spooky shapes lurking in secret spots. While you're at it there are challenges and puzzles to try out and peculiar plants and fungi to discover.

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.