Myddelton House Gardens


Updated 24 March 2020

Following Government guidance on Coronavirus COVID-19 we have temporarily closed many of our venues (find out more here). We’re monitoring the situation closely and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it’s safe to do so.

While our venues are closed, you may want to visit Lee Valley Regional Park’s open spaces. If you do, you must follow the latest Government advice on social distancing. While the park is a great place to walk, run or cycle, to enjoy nature and recharge, you must be responsible: do not meet up with friends, only visit with people you live with and only come once a day.  
Being outside is good for you, but social distancing is essential for everyone’s health. If an area looks busy, go somewhere else.

Keep safe and stay well.

An enchanting place to visit at any time of year

E A Bowles
Edward Augustus Bowles

Myddelton House Gardens were once home to Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists. Nestled in the heart of Enfield, the eight acre grounds play host to a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers as well as an extensive heritage kitchen garden and cut flower beds. 

Bowles dedicated his life to maintaining the gardens at Myddelton House often bringing back unusual plants from his travels. An example of this today is in the ‘Lunatic Asylum’ beds, where plants with contorted stems and foliage can be found.

Flowers at Myddelton House
Irises at Myddelton House

The gardens are a treasure trove of hidden oddities and the beautifully reconstructed Victorian Glasshouse is no exception. With four climatic zones, you will  find exotic plants from around the world.. The sunken glasshouse is perfect for harvesting fruits that thrive on high humidity. You can visit some of the sections today and discover what’s growing.

The gardens are a treasure trove of hidden gems and the beautifully reconstructed Victorian Glasshouse is no exception. With four climatic zones, you will find exotic plants from around the world ranging from cacti which thrive on dry arid conditions to air plants which obtain all of their nutrients from water vapour in the air. 


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Myddelton House Gardens

Bulls Cross
Enfield EN2 9HG

03000 030 610*

*Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number. This applies to calls from any type of line, including mobile.

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Normal opening times


  • October – March 10: 00 – 16:30
  • April – September 10:00 – 17:00

Bowles Tea Room and Museum: 10:00 - 16:00

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E A Bowles Membership

Get your membership to the E A Bowles society and receive a discount on some of our special annual events!

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