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Notice: Spring colour is blooming at Emmetts Garden.

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.

Spring is here

The merging of a magnolia and daffodils © Kayleigh McMahon/National Trust

The merging of a magnolia and daffodils

Emmetts Garden is known for its spring colour. The daffodils are already out in abundance with plenty of blossoming camellia and magnolia in the north and south gardens as well as plenty of colour in the alpine and rock garden. We're expecting the tulips to be out by the end of April to add even more colour along with the bluebells in the banks beyond.

Big Camp at Emmetts Garden

Camp with us at Emmetts Garden © NTPL/Joe Cornish

Camp with us at Emmetts Garden

Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 July

Camp out under the stars in the meadow of Emmetts Garden and as the night draws in cosy up next to the camp fire and enjoy an evening walk of the grounds with our rangers.

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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.

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