Emmetts Garden

Date: Wednesday 1 May 2024

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6BA.  Emmetts Garden opens daily from 10am until 4.30pm. Created for Catherine Lubbock between 1910 and 1920, the Italianate Rose Garden at Emmetts was a central feature of the original garden design, forming a frame around the vista from the house across the valley and weald of Kent.  The roses in Emmetts Garden are at their peak in June and bloom throughout the summer.  Swags of the blush-pink flowered climbing Rosa ‘Cécile Brunner’ are a particular feature. Stepping down into the garden, a collection of pink ‘Octavia Hill’ roses were planted in remembrance of Octavia Hill, a founding member of the National Trust.  By the fountain, discover a border bursting with ‘English Miss’ roses.  This border was recently replanted, the varieties in this area are now historically correct, as per Catherine Lubbock’s intentions.  Rosa ‘Bonica’ with its pretty pink flowers and the fragrant Rosa ‘Katherine Zeimet’ are other plants to make a bee-line for this summer.  For more information, please click here.

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