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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.

Winter opening

An atmospheric winter at Emmetts Garden © National Trust

An atmospheric winter at Emmetts Garden

Emmetts Garden is closed in January while we do some spring planting. Be sure to come back from 28 February onwards to see Emmetts Garden at its best - full of snowdrops and then it's only a short wait for the popular bluebell season.

Invigorating walks

Emmetts Garden maybe be closed but there are still plenty of walks you can do in the Kentish countryside. The weardale walk offers some stunning views and routes for everyone to enjoy

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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.