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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Please be aware that the Visitor Centre is closing at 15:00 and the gardens are closing at 15:30 on Monday 17 July due to unforeseen circumstances.We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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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
Hire our courtyard area for your next photography, crafts or art exhibition!
Get your membership to the E A Bowles society and receive a discount on some of our special annual events!
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