Emmetts Garden

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Emmetts Garden sits on one of Kent's highest points, and it enjoys exceptional views across the Weald. Once owned by Frederic Lubbock, the estate is still a family home, as well as a plant lover's dream, with many rare and exotic plants and trees from around the world.

Where is Emmetts Garden located?

Emmetts Garden is close to the village of Ide Hill, in Kent. Chartwell, the family home of Winston Churchill, is just 15 minutes away, and Quebec House, childhood home of General James Wolfe, is also close by.

What style of garden is Emmetts Garden?

Emmetts Garden splits into the north and south sections. The south garden is home to many different species of shrubs and trees from around the world, including the delightful burnt toffee tree, which exudes an incredible sugary scent in the autumn. The northern gardens include several themed gardens, for herbaceous planting, roses, smaller shrubs, alpines and other groupings.

What can guests enjoy at Emmetts Garden?

Visitors can discover delightful rock gardens and rose beds, pretty spring flowers and stunning autumn foliage, with incredible views all year round, of course. There is a teepee and wild play areas for children, and a meadow where kids can fly kites. Picnics are welcome and visitors are encouraged to spend all day here.

Facilities & information


Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly




Disabled Access

Parking Available


Extra info

Garden Acreage: 17.5
Open Times: Open daily Jan-Dec (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Last entry 30 minutes before closing. Closes dusk if earlier. All winter opening weather permitting.
Price Details: NT Members Free. See NT website for admission prices.

Arrival information & directions

Address: Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, SevenoaksTN14 6BA, United Kingdom

One and a half miles south of the A25 on the Sunridge to Ide Hill Road, one and a half miles north of Ide Hill off the B2042. Leave the M25 at exit 5 then travel a further four miles.


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