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 by the Old Stables Café 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.

If you run out of bags, don't worry, we are happy to provide you with some from the Visitor Centre.

A frosty view across the tepee play area at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust place in Kent

Winter walks at Emmetts Garden 

Blow away the cobwebs on a frosty walk around Emmetts Garden. Follow one of our downloadable trails and you may even end up at our neighbouring National Trust places of Toys Hill and Chartwell.