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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.

Heaps of Heather

Historic heather © Henry Jarvis/National Trust

Historic heather

It's the perfect time of year for heather. The historic shrub has many uses - historically it was used to for the bristles in a broom but has also been used in honey and dyes. Heather is a particular favourite of the gardeners at Emmetts and brings a great source of colour in the darker seasons. Take a look for yourself next time you're at the Rock Garden.

A treat of a trail this Christmas

Our Christmas trails at Emmetts Garden © Coline Searle

Our Christmas trails at Emmetts Garden

Visit Emmetts Garden this December and help the elves find the presents they've lost. They are dotted around with plenty of festive fun activities to try out and while you're here right your letter to Father Christmas - just make sure you aren't on the naughty list.

Christmas celebrations

If you fancy a quiet walk in the bracing cold air bundled up with your new Christmas coats, scarves, gloves and boots then Emmetts is the place for you. If you're with the family then take part in our Christmas trail and write your letter to Santa.

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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.