Spring Walking at Emmetts Garden

A visitor enjoying the views at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

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.

Put A Spring In Your Step

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.

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 view over the Weald of Kent with daffodils from Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent
Walking trail

Weardale Walk From Emmetts Garden 

Take a walk around this beautiful landscape this spring as nature reawakens, linking both Emmetts Garden and Chartwell. Watch as colour starts to flood the woodland from the early yellow of daffodils to the later blues of the bluebells.

Explore throughout spring

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.

Try A Longer Walk

Discover more about the English bluebells

Where To Next?
The orchard meadow at Sissinghurst in early morning sunshine

Kent 

Seek out daffodils at Sissinghurst Castle Garden and bluebells at Ightham Mote. Or spot wildlife from lambs at Scotney Castle to birds in Knole's parkland.