It is hard to think of a more beautiful sight than the sun shining on a woodland floor carpeted with bluebells… Emmetts Gardens at Ide Hill near Sevenoaks is particularly renowned for its bluebells. And we love bluebells, so for that one day at the beginning of May when the sun shone and the bluebells were out, we packed up our car and headed off to Ide Hill.
We were certainly not disappointed with the sight of the bluebells. We had a beautiful walk through the woodland gardens at the far end. Although on the side of a hill, it is not a difficult walk at all. The only difficulty is not stopping every few yards to take another photograph!
The rest of the gardens are pretty too. There is a lovely rockery area and we managed to catch tulips out too (how do they manage to get them to grow so straight?)
Although not the most interesting of gardens for children, credit must go to the efforts put in by Emmetts. There are large magnifying glasses and binoculars for children to borrow and they also have 4 geo-caches onsite/nearby with the Garmin equipment to find them if needed (ask when you go in – they have a few that can be borrowed).
It is not a very large site, and at the time of the bluebells gets pretty busy. We gave up on the tea room (queue was so long…) but the shop sells ice creams and was far less busy.