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Myddelton House Gardens, Enfield

(4.6/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Lots of flowers and plants in the gardens and greenhouses. Watch out for the pheasants and song birds. There are plenty to see. You can also a delicious lunch in the café, thank you Mel!  more »
  • Very tranquil and peaceful gardens. The gardens are not too large and can easily be coverd in a couple of hours. Allow about 30 minutes to read the history of the house and gardens in the little museu...  more »
  • Entry is free (although if you arrive by car you do have to pay for parking - £2.50 currently). First stop is a small visitor centre where you can read up on the history of the gardens and their found...  more »
Google
  • Myddleton is a beautiful location, free entry all year round, and perfect for a short walk. Get away from the city and delve into wild gardens, a destination the whole family will enjoy. Scenic views, family friendly and mostly wheelchair accessible. Bring a picnic, or eat at the on site café. A relaxing day out.
  • Lottery grant has helped restore the gardens to their former glory. E.A Bowles and unveiled by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall in 2011. There is a cafe and entrance is free.
  • Great gardens and a nice place to spend a few hours. Helpful staff and good facilities.
  • Beautiful gardens and really peaceful
  • Very impressed Maaively improved since I last visited more than 10 years ago. A lovely afternoon out and completely free