Myddelton House Gardens, Enfield

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Delve into the enchanting six acres of Myddelton House Gardens and discover the compelling story of one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists - Edward Augustus Bowles. 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. There’s an impressive range of flora and fauna to stimulate the senses each season. Explore the unusual plants of the Lunatic Asylum, newly restored Kitchen Garden, colourful Alpine Meadow and the extensive snowdrop collection which bring the gardens to life during February. The gardens are also home to a beautiful carp lake, a Victoria conservatory and a number of historical artefacts collected and treasured by Mr Bowles, including pieces from the original St Paul’s Cathedral and the Enfield Market Cross. Don’t miss the 108 year old Wisteria which turns a brilliant blue when it flowers during May.
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  • Took some friends from out of town to Middleton Gardens. They were very surprised that such a quiet beautiful place exists in Enfield. Middleton has a lovely cafe and they have a few plants for sale. ...  more »
  • Flagship display of snowdrops, far more extensive than they used to be, but the cafe and loos are poor: loos a bit primitive and you have to go outside for them, and the cafe (others have also found t...  more »
  • If you thought that people paying £100s for a bulb was confined to 17C Holland you would be wrong. Each January bulb sellers from across the UK arrive at Myddleton house with their rarities. I'm sure ...  more »
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  • A lovely place to visit, i think its free to enter. Well tended gardens. If your at a loose end its great for young children to explore. They have a large pond with fish which you can feed. They used to have plant sale events and serve refreshments, not sure if they still do this.
  • Really surprised by this place. Wasn't what I was expecting. Lots of space, and really not that busy at all considering we visited on a very sunny Sunday in April. It's not that big, so good to do with toddlers or those who can't walk far. Lots of parking spaces too. No fee to get in but £2.50 to park. Cafe options bit limited but plenty of space for picnics. Would highly recommend for a nice stroll on a sunny day.
  • Exquisitive gardens, the best attraction of Enfield Town. All free and lovely! Great diverse of plants and trees. Excellent for all ages, accessible for pushy chairs and wheel chairs. There is cafe, not great but good enough and toilets.
  • An exquisite collection of flora including some unusual items, inspired landscaping, ponds, glasshouse and so much more here. A small museum and cafe complete a truly outstanding destination that's a thoroughly unmitigated pleasure. Prominent among London's top echelon small parks. Unhesitatingly recommended.
  • Well kept gardens which are free to visit, however there is a parking charge. Very seasonal plants to see, snowdrops, daffodils and lovely roses in the summer and a kitchen garden. Lovely way to spend an hour or so. Also a little tea room on site.
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