Visiting Emmetts Garden with your dog

Owners walking their dog in the autumn sunshine

Here at Emmetts Garden dogs are welcome in all the outdoor areas. There are lots of open spaces to tire dogs out as well as woodland paths and routes to roam.

Where can my dog go?

Good news - your canine pal is welcome in all outdoor areas of the garden and woodland.

All we ask is that you keep your dog on a short lead throughout all areas when visiting.

Where can't my dog go?

Assistance dogs only are welcome in the café.

Should you wish to visit the café, there is plenty of outside seating where you and your dog may sit and enjoy refreshments. Please leave your dog outside when ordering.

What do I need to be aware of at Emmetts Garden?

We've worked with natural pet food maker, Forthglade, to produce the Canine Code to ensure everyone has an enjoyable visit.

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful.
  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care on cliff paths.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.

Facilities available for my dog

Water bowls can be found outside the Discovery Cabin and Old Stables Café for when your dog needs a drink.

There's plenty of outdoor seating throughout the gardens for you and your canine to enjoy a drink together.

Please keep our gardens clean and safe for everyone to enjoy by picking up after your dog.

The dog bin can be found in the car park to the left of the visitor welcome centre. Please do not use the general waste bins provided in the Garden for dog waste.

If you run out of bags, don't worry, we are happy to provide you with some from the Visitor Centre (this is only available when the Visitor Centre is able to open due to covid restrictions).

The woods in autumn at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Autumn ambles at Emmetts Garden 

There's nothing quite like the crunching of leaves underfoot - which is why exploring on foot is the best way to experiencie autumn. The woods turn into a fiery display of colour whilst the fungi makes the most of the damp undergrowth. Look out for the vibrant fly agaric fungi on your next walk.