The bluebells’ hour at Emmets Garden

It’s that time of the year when lots of charming woods and gardens turn blue. It’s the bluebells season and the sight of those flowers fills me with joy.


After the snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils I am always delighted to see a new change of colours and the arrival of longer and milder days.

Spring time in London

Pink Blossoms

For some reason, winter felt longer than the previous ones this year, maybe because we had such little sunshine since Christmas.

So last Saturday we decided to hang around with friends of ours and visited a new National Trust place down in Kent (South east of England). I have said alreayd too many times (check this post for instance about about our day at Hughenden Manor  ) how much I love our national trust card membership and it was great our friends were also members. We decided to head out to Emmets Garden a place none of us had visited before. Since we decided a bit on the last minute basis which place to visit, I had no idea we were about to see such beautiful sceneries.

Games hut at Emmets Gardens Yellow flowers at Emmets Gardens

We dropped by the games hut where you can borrow all sorts of things to have fun which is a great idea. After that, I saw a sign indicating bluebells I realised we may be lucky and see a few bluebells along the way, I was certainly not expecting this sea of blue!

Exploring the bluebells woods at Emmets GardenCamelia and bluebells at Emmets Garden

All the woods were covered in bluebells and that was quite a sight!

Sea of bluebells at Emmets GardenBluebelles at Emmets Garden

After so much exploring in the woods (which was a bit tricky with our buggy), it was time for a pic-nic and at the simple mention of that word, the kids rushed off to find us a spot;-)

Path in the woods at Emmets garden

Stopping along the way to admire the mix of bluebelles and daisies

Daisies and bluebells

Post lunch we made our way to the cafe for a coffee and play in the play area for the younger ones.

We spent the rest of our afternoon exploring the rest of the grounds, playing football, lounging and chatting away

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Taking time to stroke the flowers before we headed home

Purple and pink flowers at Emmets Garden

And trying to get one good photo of l’Homme and I for once – only for l’Homme to crack a few jokes just as our friend Pierre tried to take the photo (thanks Pierre!)


I could not recommend you enough to visit this place, we had a super day.  (If you don’t want to miss the Bluebells season, it would worth going pretty quickly!)

Practical information

Emmets Garden is situated in Kent not far from Sevenoaks. Address is Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6BA

Opened most days 10am till 5pm.

More information about the National Trust can be found by checking out the link below: