Emmetts Garden

Emmetts Garden, Kent
Volunteer preparing beds for winter
The exterior of Octavia Hill Bunkhouse, Kent
The sitting room at Octavia Hill, Kent
The bunk room at Octavia Hill, Kent
Volunteer preparing beds for winter The exterior of Octavia Hill Bunkhouse, Kent The sitting room at Octavia Hill, Kent The bunk room at Octavia Hill, Kent

At-a-glance details

  • Dates3 November 2019 to 9 November 2019
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Gardening
  • Cost£170
  • Physicality6
  • Holiday code19BTW259
  • AccommodationOctavia Hill Bunkhouse

About Emmetts Garden

Work in the spectacular Edwardian garden located on the Greensand Ridge, over looking the Weald.

Emmetts is an Edwardian garden owned by the Lubbock family who developed it into a specimen garden with exotic and rare plants. Located on the Greensand Ridge, it boasts fabulous views across the Weald. You will be undertaking seasonal tasks and projects to enhance and bring the gardens back to its former glory. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn.

About the accommodation

Nestled in a secluded valley deep within the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and close to a Grade II listed oast house and former piggery. The bunkhouse is a converted farm building which has two bunk-bedded dormitories. There is storage for clothes under the bottom bunks. There are separate male and female toilets, and the building is centrally heated. The old courtyard provides the garden area which is grassed and has a fire site with barbecue and two picnic benches.

Notes for guests


A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 9am to 1pm
We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays.

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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