Emmetts Garden

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Interesting hillside garden with year-round features

Emmetts Garden

Things to see and do

The wedding cake tree in May at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Emmetts star of the month - the wedding cake tree

This unusual tree gets its name from how the branches grow in horizontal tiers, resembling the structure of a wedding cake. Originally from Japan and Korea, the white star-shaped flowers that bloom in May and June set this tree apart from the other rare species in the garden. This tree provides year round interest though, with the foliage turning to vibrant shades of red and purple in the autumn. Look out for the wedding cake tree near the gate leading out of the north garden on your next visit.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

50 things family trail

Sun 28 May 2017
Tick off some of your 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Ant Trail

Sat 01 Jul 2017
Family trail to hunt for ants in the garden and woodland.

Outdoor theatre - The comedy of Errors

Thu 17 Aug 2017
Join us for an open air theatre experience with The Lord Chamberlains Men in Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors.

Outdoor theatre - Wind in the Willows

Thu 31 Aug 2017
Join us for an open air theatre experience from Immersion theatre with Wind in the Willows.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

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The rock garden in May at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Come with a group  

Enjoy a group visit to National Trust's Emmetts Garden. We've lots to offer, with discounts and coach welcome talks available, why not bring your friends and have a special day?

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Help look after our special place