Picnics at Emmetts Garden

Find the perfect picnic spot at Emmetts Garden this summer. With a view over to Ide Hill, the meadow makes an ideal spot to just sit and watch the world go by. Bring a blanket and a hamper full of treats to the meadow to enjoy your outdoor feast.

A Meal With A View

Unroll your blanket or pull up at a table in the meadow just a few steps from the visitor centre to enjoy your picnic.

From here you can see across to the village of Ide Hill, with its traditional buildings and churches. Emmetts Garden stands on one of the highest points in Kent so far reaching views are to be found all over.

Pack a picnic

The Emmetts Garden Tea Room is currently closed while we operate on reduced staff levels but we invite all our visitors to pack a picnic and enjoy their refreshments at Emmetts Garden.

Alternatively the cafe at nearby Chartwell in Westerham is open, serving takeaway baguettes, crisps, cakes, bakes and ice creams. You won't need to book a ticket just to visit the cafe so you'd be welcome to stock up there before you make your way to Emmetts Garden for your prebooked arrival.

A walking picnic

If you enjoy walking, the circular Weardale Walk runs from Emmetts Garden to Chartwell. If you have booked an early arrival to Emmetts Garden you could make your way along the Weardale Walk to the Chartwell cafe and then enjoy your picnic in the Kent countryside on the way back to Emmetts Garden.

Please allow plenty of time for the 5 mile walk, Emmetts Garden closes at 5pm.

Walkers to Chartwell don't need to prebook to visit the cafe but will require a ticket to see the gardens.

Help Keep Emmetts Garden Clean and Tidy

By taking the litter from your picnic home with you, you're helping to keep our Edwardian garden clean and safe for other families to enjoy.

Thank you for your care.