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. Why not pay us a visit and see what you can discover?

The rose garden in early spring at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Winter closure at Emmetts Garden

Emmetts Garden is now closed for the winter and will open again on the 10 February, just in time for half-term, 10am-5pm daily. We're busy preparing for our popular spring colour season in the mean time - we'll see you then.

A wintry view across Kent from Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Winter walks at Emmetts Garden

Blow away the cobwebs on a frosty walk around Emmetts Garden. Follow one of our downloadable trails and you may even end up at our neighbouring National Trust places of Toys Hill and Chartwell.

The rose garden in spring at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Rose garden

The rose garden is the only formal area at Emmetts. New pink roses have been planted, including the Octavia Hill rose, that add vibrant colour during the summer months. Originally created for Catherine Lubbock between 1910 and 1920, the rose garden was very much a central feature of the original garden design.

The handkerchief tree in winter at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

South garden

Home to an impressive collection of hardy exotic trees and shrubs, the south garden was laid out by Frederic Lubbock around the turn of the twentieth century. Come see the handkerchief tree in spring, the Persian silk tree in summer and the burnt toffee tree in autumn.

A frozen pond in the rock garden at Emmetts Garden in winter

Rock garden

Our rock garden is home to a wonderful variety of alpines and English hardy species. Laid out by Frederic Lubbock around the same time as the rose garden, it is complete with a lily pond and winding paths that allow you to explore this unique part of the garden.

A view from the north garden at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

North garden

Discover splashes of autumn colour popping up as you walk the winding paths around the north garden. We're currently restoring the water features in this area, say hi to the garden team if you see them. Keep a look out for the unusual wedding cake tree in this area before you head over to the south garden.

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.

Owners walking their dog in the autumn sunshine

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.