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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  • Never tire of these gardens. Beautifully planted and presented. All plants are named and you can ask the gardeners anything. The succulents are looking particularly lovely and the smell from the honey...  more »
  • I am from North London so why have I only just discovered this gem of gardens? These gardens surround a Georgian house that was built and owned by the Bowles family. They were developed by Edward Bowl...  more »
  • Little gem in the older part of Enfield. Lovely landscaped gardens, beautifully maintained.Well worth a visit  more »
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  • Beautiful historic garden near Enfield and the Forty Hill area. I visited a few years back and found it more colourful and better maintained then. Only gave it four stars this time as it seemed a bit lackluster here and there, but perhaps this was due to the time of year. There has been some improvement work done to the rock garden which was nice to see. The cafe is unfortunately very basic and offers such potential in a beautiful place like this to give it a bit more upmarket feel. A very peaceful place though for relaxing, contemplation or exploring the plants, flowers and vegetation. Often wondered too why the gate leading towards the trails of Forty Hill can't be opened during the day/opening hours. Suggestion perhaps for those managing the gardens maybe?!
  • Lovely place to have a picnic amongst the clean cut grass and beautiful plants and flowers. A very well kept big garden. You have to pay for the onsite parking however this is free for disabled blue badge holders. And 20p if you decide to purchase the map and info sheet. Lovely cafe, looked busy so wad unable to get a table but will definitely go back and try again
  • Lovely garden, ideal for a quite peaceful wander around - particularly during the week. Huge variety of plant life - plenty of colour, even in October. Car Park is £2.50 - which goes towards maintaining the gardens.
  • Some lovely gardens here, secluded, picturesque and interesting. Free entry into the gardens. A nice cafe on site.
  • Gardens great, well maintained and are free but you pay for parking. Nice little cafe and always some plants for sale.

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