The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Myddleton House Gardens

Explore stunning grounds, discover unusual plants and learn the captivating story of Edward Augustus Bowles; one of Britain's most influential and innovative gardeners of his era. The gardens have undergone extensive restoration and refurbishment following a two year Heritage Lottery funded project completed in 2011. The gardens continue to be restored and maintained in the style and ethos of EA Bowles. Stimulate your senses in the colourful and exotic glasshouses or explore the more quirky plants, such as those selected by EA Bowles in his famous 'Lunatic Asylum'. Make sure you look out for our Wisteria that's over 100 years old, which can be seen cascading through a notable yew tree and bursts with brilliant blue flowers every spring.

Throughout the year, our Gardeners give both seasonal and historical tours. Join us for the monthly Gardeners' Coffee Morning and enjoy a fascinating tour of the gardens before heading back for a delicious coffee and slice of cake. A selection of freshly grown fruit and vegetables are available seasonally in our heritage Kitchen Garden and grown using organic principles.

Cast your eyes upon the lead ostriches that were a marvellous feature within the gardens for many years and learn the history surrounding them in our museum before relaxing with a light lunch or snack in the Bowles Tea Room. If you're after a new addition to your garden or snowdrop collection, join us in January for the Ultimate Snowdrop Sale. We also host several tours, art exhibitions, an outdoor theatre and music events during the summer that you won't want to miss.

Fact File

Opening Times: Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 10:00 - 17:00 (or dusk if earlier)
Admission Rates: Free admission (car parking charges apply)
Facilities: Bowles Tea Room, museum, and Visitor Centre where you can buy plants and other merchandise.
Disabled Access: Yes. Toilet and car parking on site. Most, but not all, paths accessible. Wheelchair loan is bookable from the Visitor Centre.
Tours/Events: Guided tours are available plus events throughout the year (booking required). Visit our website for more information.
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: Three hours
Address: Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HG
Tel: 03000 030 610
Location: The gardens are located close to J25 of the M25, off the A10 near Enfield. Turkey Street station is within a 15 minute walk.