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.

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 circular 5 mile walk; Emmetts Garden closes at 5.30pm

Walkers to Chartwell don't need to prebook to visit the café and toilets, but will require a ticket to see the gardens.

Help us 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.

There are bins provided for your use outside the tearooms by the outdoor seating there, as well as back at the Visitor Centre as you're exiting.

Thank you for your care.