going local: first signs of foliage in emmetts garden

Autumn in here. One can smell the crispy scent in the evenings after the sun has set. The mist in the morning is heavier. The beautiful foliage is starting to finally show after a very mild September. Glorious reds. Bright yellows and oranges. Berries. Conkers. Sure signs of the season…

I love walking in the forest filled with colour, and one of my favourite places is nearby National Trust property Emmett’s Garden in Ide Hill – an Edwardian estate filled with rate trees and shrubs from around the world. Located on top of the hill it offers amazing views of the famous Weald of Kent once the morning mis has receded….So come and join me on my walk!

Foliage in Emmetts Garden
‘Glorious autumn day – just perfect for a sitting down and admiring the works of mother nature’
Glorious foliage in Emmetts Garden
‘The rock garden comes into life in autumn’
Exploring Emmetts Garden in Ide Hill
‘Stroll the path through the gardens…’
Last roses of Emmetts Garden
‘…admire the last roses of the season in the walled garden around the fountain’
Emmetts Garden view to valley
‘Waiting for the morning mist to break and reveal the glorious views to the valley below’
Chestnut conker time
‘What is autumn without conkers! There is a reason why children love autumn walks in forests’
Ram Pump Walk in Emmetts Garden
‘A bridge over a little spring in the Ram Pump loop’
Ram Pump Pool
‘Down the hill in the forest, the pool reflect the trees. It’s quiet and autumn chill is still in the air’
Berries in hollies in Emmetts Garden
‘Berries in hollies makes me think of Christmas already!’
Nature walk in Ide Hill
‘Gate open to new adventures…’
Dew drops of the night
‘Dew drops of the cool night’
Nature trains in Emmetts Garden
‘Where will your next trail lead you?’

Want to see Emmetts garden during other seasons? It’s closed in winter, but I did a walk in March, in early spring this year and spotted some lovely little things there.

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