Emmetts Garden

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Ide Hill, Sevenoaks,
Kent, TN14 6AY

01732 868 381

01732 750490


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

25th February - 29 October, 10am - 5pm, 7 days per week

30 October - 31st December, 10am - 4pm, 7 days per week
Open BH Mons & Good Fri. Last admission 45 mins before closing

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Must pre-book

Group Appointment: Yes

chartwell.groupbooking@nationaltrust.org.uk, 01732 861142

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring, Summer & Autumn

To see:

Azaleas, acers, magnolias, roses, rare trees & shrubs.

Admission Prices

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets):
Adult £9.00 (£8.10), Child £4.50 (£4.05), Family £22.50 (£20.25)

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Limited access for the disabled.

Garden Features & Events

Interesting hillside garden with year-round features; Charming informal garden; Open-air tables at tea-room with idyllic views; Great views from the dramatic hilltop location, with the highest tree top in Kent; Rare and exotic trees and shrubs; Noted for its glorious spring flowers and shrubs, and autumn colours.

Restoration of rose garden to reflect its heyday.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:
Inns & Pubs:
Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Chartwell Ightham Mote Knole Quebec House

Description of Garden

This charming and informal garden was laid out in the 19th Century and still contains a variety of exotic and unusual plants and shrubs from many parts of the world. It also boasts the highest treetop in Kent. 

There are glorious displays of flowering shrubs and spring flowers, both in the garden and surrounding woodland, and in autumn the colours are spectacular. Emmetts is equally attractive for its wonderful views over the Weald of Kent.

History Of Garden

The design of the garden was influenced by William Robinson, who advised Frederick Lubbock, the owner of the house from 1890-1926. It was given to the National Trust in 1964 by the then owner, Charles Boise, an American geologist who oversaw a programme of plantings to ensure botanical continuity. A further programme began after the great storm of 1987.

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