Explore 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?

An image inside the Discover Cabin at Emmetts showing panels with quotes and black and white digital images

New interpretation for 2019

Wander Emmetts Garden and pick up a potted history from the new interpretation. Step inside the Discovery Cabin for even more information as well as quotes, memories and digital replicas of black and white photography from the early 21st-century.

The rock garden in August at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

The 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.

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

Rose Garden 

As we move into June, the Rose Garden comes into bloom, bringing the quintessential sights and smells of summer. Originally created for Catherine Lubbock between 1910 and 1920, the Rose Garden was very much a central feature of the original garden design.

The North Garden blooming in summer at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust place in Kent

Summer in the North Garden

For a myriad of rainbow hues head to the North Garden which comes into its own in summer. Our gardeners replanted this area in 2017 and the result has been well worth the wait. Look for the golden rudbeckia, fiery amber lilies and the quirky lantern tree.

Hydrangea in bloom in August at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Take a garden tour at Emmetts Garden

Head out on a garden tour at Emmetts with one of our experienced volunteer guides. Discover in detail all the seasonal flowers and must see highlights.

The burnt toffee tree 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.

Summer view over weald of Kent from Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Spectacular views

Emmetts Garden sits at one of the highest points in Kent, providing it with some fantastic views. On a sunny day you can sit and see for miles across the weald of Kent. Bough Beech reservoir can be seen in the distance from the bottom of the south garden, whilst Ide Hill can be spotted over the way from the wild flower meadow.

A cluster of pink roses at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

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