Spring walking at Emmetts Garden

Enjoy a warming spring walk surrounding Emmetts Garden or go on a circular walk to neighbouring Chartwell. Wherever you go you'll be walking in the heart of the Kent countryside; steeped in history with fascinating landmarks to see along the way. Scroll down to find our downloadable trails, grab your boots and get out here.

Spring is a special time in Emmetts Garden. Early in the season the south garden glows with yellow headed flowers as the daffodils take over, whilst snowdrops and crocuses hide under the shadows of the trees.

As these classic spring flowers disappear the bluebells begin to take over, transforming the woodland into a blue carpet, whilst the rhodendrons create an explosion of colour. Amazing azaleas, terrific tulips and magnificent magnolias complete the dazzling array of spring flowers that come into bloom from around April.

Whether you're looking for a short walk around the gardens or want to explore the wider estate you'll be met with breaktaking views and colour around every corner.

Daffodils flood the south garden in spring at Emmetts Garden
A sea of daffodils at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent
Daffodils flood the south garden in spring at Emmetts Garden

Avoid the bluebell crowds

Bluebell season is very popular at Emmetts Garden and we love to see you all enjoying our special place. Carpark space however can get very strained at this time, particularly at weekends.

For a calmer experience we recommend visiting Monday-Friday.

Alternatively you can always park at nearby Toys Hill, with it's own National Trust car park and enjoy one of our walks from there. Toys Hill links up with the Emmetts Garden woodland, so you won't miss out on any of our bluebells.

A wintry view acros the Weald of Kent from Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Weardale walk

This beautiful 5 mile circular walk links Emmetts Garden and Chartwell; passing through the woodland areas of Toys Hill and Hosey Common, as well as the pretty hamlet of French Street.

Complete your visit
The rock garden in winter at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Things to see and do at Emmetts Garden

Different gardens, views and events here mean there’s always something to interest you, your family and friends. Find a garden to suit your taste.

The Old Stables refreshment point at Emmetts Garden

Eating at Emmetts Garden

Enjoy freshly baked scones in our Old Stables Café, or warm yourself up with some soup. The café is just perfect for picking up a light refreshment after a walk around the estate.

Dog at pub

Bringing your dog to Emmetts Garden

Share a stroll around Emmetts Garden with your dog. Allowed in all corners of the estate, there’s no better place for them to spend a day.