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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.

Wild at heart

Beautiful wildflowers at Emmetts Garden © National Trust/Jonathan Buckley

Beautiful wildflowers at Emmetts Garden

The wildflowers emerging in the meadow are certain to be a riot of colour over the next few months. It's a perfect place to sit and enjoy the views as well as the rich variety of flowers.

Summer games galore

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

Having fun in the meadow at Emmetts

With the sun out it's time for some friendly family rivalry. Have a game of skittles, dominate at dominoes or bowl your best in a round of cricket. After your game, why not enjoy a picnic in our meadow?

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A summer of stories

Throughout July and August we are running Beatrix Potter trails at Emmetts Garden. Become part of the story, get involved in activities and help out some of the beloved character on their travels. Trails cost £1 and normal admissions apply.

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.