Myddleton House Gardens

Myddelton House Gardens is a hidden gem in the crown of North London gardens. The life-long home of E A Bowles, the gardens received a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant in 2011 and have now been restored – they tell the story of the famous botanist’s life and gardening style.

Each season brings with it magic and wonder. In winter and early spring, the grounds are carpeted with Snowdrops and Crocus while the magnificent wisteria floribunda flowers in May. In the summer the kitchen garden offers bountiful yields and colourful cut-flower beds and in autumn enjoy the different colours of red, orange and golden hues.

Among the gardens are artefacts of local and national interest such as a part of Old London Bridge and the Enfield Market Cross. In the 8 acre gardens, you’ll find a range of different worlds to explore including the heritage Kitchen Garden, the Pond Terrace and the last resting place of E A Bowles, the Rock Garden.

Many of E. A. Bowles’s original plants remain in the grounds, together with a range of plants named after him. There is a glorious wisteria floribunda, ‘Macrobotrys’ which flowers in May. This was grown from a seed by Mr Bowles and planted in 1903. The pale lilac racemes can reach up to three inches in length. There is a handsome variegated form of Philadephus coronarius (mock orange) ‘Bowles Variety’ and the Bowles Mauve Erysimum (wallflower).

Throughout the year, the gardens plays host to a range of events from the ultimate Snowdrop Sale, to live music and theatre on the lawn plus seasonal guided walks.

Myddleton House garden is owned by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA). The E A Bowles Society works closely with the Authority to support the garden with members serving on the Garden Advisory Group. The Group is chaired by the Head Gardener.

The gardens are open all year but are sometimes closed for special events – for more information, visit the Lee Valley website.

Entrance to the gardens is free.

Photo Credits: Myddleton House Gardens

 

 

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INFORMATION

Address: Enfield, London, EN2 9HG View map Phone: 03000 030 610 Length of visit: 1-2 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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