Freaky fossils trail at Emmetts Garden
This article was about the 2019 autumn half term trail and will be refreshed for 2020. Tread carefully around the garden at Emmetts Garden this half term with our freaky fossils trail. Watch out for freaky fossils and terrifying trees as you head out around the gardens on our family trail.
Find freaky fossils
Saturday 19 October - Sunday 3 November; 10am-4pm
There are dinosaurs at Emmetts Garden and we need your help in finding them!
Walk in the very footsteps of brave explorer, Charles Boise, who used to live at Emmetts Garden and went on geological expeditions to North America.
Charles Watson Boise was a wealthy American geologist who with his wife Hazel, moved into Emmetts Garden in 1928. Together, they left their own unique imprint on the gardens, whilst apart from filling in the original ponds that Lubbock had created, continued the character and layout of the gardens.
Hazel Boise also held a key interest in the garden and spent much time with encouraging the wild flowers and roses at Emmetts Garden, both of which still thrive during the summer months with the roses continuing even into autumn.
Join us at Emmetts to help us track down all different kinds of dinosaur from the T-Rex to the Triceratops, the Stegosaurus to the Pterodactyl.
Whilst you're out on the hunt around Emmetts Garden, keep a keen eye out and see if you can spot the Japanese Umbrella Pine tree which goes all the way back to the Triassic times - making it even older than the dinosaurs!
The trail will be £1.00 per person (including National Trust members). Normal site admission applies.
Suitable for ages 2-10 years with a buggy friendly route available.