Delve into the beautiful eight acres of Myddelton House Gardens and discover the compelling story of Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists.
He lived in Myddelton House from 1865 to 1954 and dedicated much of his life to transforming the gardens with his love of unusual and exotic plants. Boasting an impressive range of flora and fauna there’s something to stimulate the senses each season, from colourful spring crocuses to dazzling summer irises.
Explore the unusual plants of the Lunatic Asylum, newly restored Kitchen Garden, colourful Alpine Meadow and the extensive snowdrop collection which brings the gardens to life during February.
The gardens are also home to a beautiful carp lake, a Victorian conservatory and a number of historical artefacts collected and treasured by E A Bowles, including pieces from the original St Paul’s Cathedral and the Enfield Market Cross. Don’t miss the 111 year old Wisteria which turns a brilliant blue when it flowers during May.
The beautiful Victorian Glasshouse Range is open to the public. Unique details have been kept in the designs, such as four climatic zones, a vine house and a sunken glasshouse that would have been used to grow fruit such as melons and cucumbers.
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Myddleton House Gardens and the Visitor Centre remain open dispite surrounding road closures.
There will be no vehicular access down Bulls Cross between the Pied Bull pub and the entrance to Myddelton House Gardens on the weekends of 14 - 15 and 21 - 22 January. A diversion will be put in place for visitors.
There will also be a lane closure controlled by temporary traffic lights from Monday 23 – Friday 27 January.
Get your membership to the E A Bowles society and receive a discount on some of our special annual events!
Gardens: 10:00 - 17:00 or dusk if earlier
Visitor Centre Reception:
09:00 - 17:00 (Mon to Fri)
10:00 - 17:00 (Sat to Sun)
Bowles Tea Room and Museum: 10:00 - 16:00
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