Closures at Emmetts Garden

A blanket of daffodils at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

The safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our priority so Emmetts Garden is now closed until further notice. The public footpath through Emmetts Garden is still accessible to pedestrians, please park at Toys Hill and follow the Red Route while observing social distancing measures.

The National Trust is following government guidance about social distancing and has taken the decision to close many of its sites during this difficult time. Each National Trust property is unique and determining what must be closed and what can be opened is therefore made locally.

We will update this webpage, our opening times and social media to reflect any changes. Please check before you travel.

Emmetts Garden (gardens, visitor centre, shop, café and toilets)

These areas are currently closed until further notice. We will update our website and social media on our reopening date as soon as we know it.

All events until the end of April have been cancelled, which may extend further, dependent on government guidance. We are in the process of contacting all group bookings for this period and hope to offer a different date further in the year to reschedule your visit.

Public Footpath through Emmetts Garden

The public footpath running through Emmetts Garden is still accessible to pedestrians, while observing social distancing. Please note Emmetts Garden carpark and toilet facilities will not be available for use.

Toys Hill

Please be aware that by the end of Tuesday 24 March, the National Trust will close all our car parks to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. This includes nearby Toys Hill car park.

Please remember to take all rubbish home with you if out walking in the countryside and observe social distancing.

Keep up to date with all National Trust news on coronavirus with the article below.

Family walking dogs

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We're starting to open some gardens and parklands in England and Northern Ireland at reduced capacity, through advance bookings every week. Most places up to 8 June have now reached capacity. New tickets are released every Friday and we'll continue to add new places over the coming weeks. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are now open. All houses remain closed for now and all places in Wales remain closed following Welsh Government advice. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.​