Myddelton House Gardens

Myddelton House Gardens

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*
info@leevalleypark.org.uk

*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

Gardens: 

  • 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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Events at Myddelton house

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Exhibition space hire

Hire our courtyard area for your next photography, crafts or art exhibition!

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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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