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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.

Enjoy summer with us

Having fun in the meadow at Emmetts © NTPL/Andrew Butler

Having fun in the meadow at Emmetts

See the pink roses come to life in the rose garden as well as the wild flowers in the meadow. There are some interesting specimens to spot this season like the Chinese lantern tree and for the children there are games to borrow from the cabin like skittles and kites or make the most of our new wild play area next to the Old Stables

The Owl and the Pussy-cat summer trail

Take on our family trail © NTPL/Amanda Harman

Take on our family trail

Join us this summer and immerse yourself in Edward Lear's popular poem the Owl and the Pussy-cat. For a £1 donation pick up a trail leaflet from the Visitor Welcome Centre and go on a journey revealing the poem and taking on some puzzles and challenges using your imagination and creativity.

A season of outdoor theatre

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men in a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night © NTPL/The Lord Chamberlain's Men

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men in a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Emmetts Garden with its panoramic views and open spaces is the perfect place for outdoor theatre. The Lord Chamberlain's Men are returning again this August with Shakespeare's best-loved romantic comedy Twelfth Night. A joyous tale of love, longing and laughter as well as mischief, mayhem and mistaken identity set in fair Illyria.

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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.