Myddelton 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 a period of extensive restoration and refurbishment following a two year Heritage Lottery funded project completed in 2011. Spanning over three different centuries, Bowles' garden continues to be restored and maintained in his unique style.
Stimulate your senses in the colourful and exotic glasshouses or discover some of the quirkier plants, such as those selected by Bowles in his famous 'Lunatic Asylum'. Make sure you look out for our Wisteria that's over 100 years old, cascading through a veteran yew and bursting with brilliant blue pendants of flowers every spring. Cast your eyes upon the 300 year old lead ostriches that stood sentry to the New River in 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.
Throughout the year, our gardeners give both seasonal and historical tours. Join us for the monthly Gardeners' Coffee Morning and enjoy a topical tour of the gardens before heading back for a coffee and slice of cake. A selection of freshly grown fruit and vegetables are also available seasonally in our heritage Kitchen Garden, grown using organic principles.
If you're after a new addition to your garden, join us in January for the Ultimate Snowdrop Sale. We also host several tours, art exhibitions, outdoor theatre and music events during the summer that you won't want to miss.
Opening Times: Open every day except Christmas to New Year 10:00 - 17:00 (or dusk if earlier). Please check website for details.
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.