Become a Plant Explorer at Emmetts Garden

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15th Feb 2020
10am - 4pm

Follow the adventures of the famous Victorian plant hunter, Ernest Wilson, and journey out to nineteenth-century China at Emmetts Garden this winter.

Travel back in time and to the far-flung continent of Asia this February half term at Emmetts Garden with famed explorer, Ernest Wilson.

In the late nineteenth- to early twentieth-centuries, Wilson travelled to Asia, and discovered a large range of plants, never seen before in the West. Many of these have been introduced to Emmetts Garden over the years, creating a wonderfully diverse collection of plants, especially originating from China.

Join us at Emmett’s to discover the ways in which plant hunters of old used to collect these plants from China with elaborate boxes transporting each back to England, as well as see some of these exotic plants we now have here in the gardens.


Sat 15 Feb – Sun 23 Feb; 10am – 4pm

How much?

£1 per trail (including National Trust members), normal admission applies


This trail is accessible to families with buggies and wheelchairs

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