History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Emmetts was created between 1890-1927 by an Edwardian gentleman named Frederick Lubbock as a weekend retreat for his family. Lubbock was a friend of influential garden writer William Robinson and shared Robinson's enthusiasm for new and unusual plants. At Emmetts he decided to create a garden featuring exotic plants in a natural landscape.
Much of Emmetts is laid out on a sloping hillside, with views across the Kentish Weald and the North Downs. On a wooded slope you can walk through a small pinetum, an Alpine garden, and a south garden with exotic shrubs.
There are woodland walks through hillsides covered in bluebells in spring, and a longer walk brings you to the nearby National Trust property of Toy's Hill, one of the first Trust purchases. One of the prize trees at Emmetts is a giant Wellingtonia which is thought to be the tallest tree in Kent.
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About Emmetts Garden
Address: Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, England, TN14 6BA
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: On a minor road north of Ide Hill, off the B2042
Website: Emmetts Garden
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
OS: TQ482 529
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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