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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Myddelton House Gardens, Visitor Centre and café remain open despite surrounding road closures.
You’re currently unable to reach Myddelton House Gardens if coming from Carterhatch Lane and passing Forty Hall, you’ll need to use the A10 and Bullsmoor Lane or via Crews Hill / Whitewebbs as an alternative route.
If you're approaching from Bullsmoor Lane or Whitewebbs Lane there are ‘road ahead closed’ signs at the roundabout, however there’s access to the entrance of Myddelton House Gardens so please continue on the road.
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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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