Myddelton House Gardens

Myddelton House Gardens, Enfield: Hours, Address, Myddelton House Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Myddelton House Gardens
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An enchanting place to visit at any time of year. 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.
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ShaunH290
London, UK1,651 contributions
Nov 2021
First visit in November so, as with all gardens, we shall have to return at other seasons. Lovely history attached to Edward Augustus Bowles, who was born and eventually died in the house.

Entrance is free but you pay for the car park.

It is surprising in many ways. As well as the plants in various settings (including greenhouses, an alpine meadow, rock garden and a kitchen garden) there is the old Enfield Market Cross, now a listed monument, rescued from destruction by EA Bowles himself.
Written December 14, 2021
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Doilikeit
London, UK90 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Went today on mild December morning.

This isn't too far away for us. It has all what I require for a little trip out.

It has parking...£2.50 all day, reasonable I'd say. It has a cafe, nice selection of snacks, with indoor and outdoor seating.....not open Monday and Tuesday though. For us as pensioners, a must, toilets. Then there are the beautiful gardens to walk round with lots of plaques dotted about explaining what you can see and plants marked with their botanical names.

It was beautiful today even in winter so will look glorious in the summertime.
Written December 12, 2021
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tashagun81
London, UK44 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
These grounds are beautiful and well kept. I can’t believe I’ve never visited until today. Went to their Santa’s grotto and so pleased I did. The staff were so friendly and helpful. It’s really nice to have welcoming staff as this place does. They did go above and beyond. The grotto was traditional and very accommodating to us. Thank you for making our visit such a lovely experience. I will definitely come back to visit the grounds x
Written December 11, 2021
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E H
9 contributions
Oct 2021
Tucked away behind Forty Hall this is a small but interesting garden and museum. Tea and cake is available.
Written November 20, 2021
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Thank you for your review! It’s great to hear you found our hidden gem and we hope to see you again soon
Written December 9, 2021
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hilary d
London, UK488 contributions
Nov 2021
This was our third visit to these beautiful gardens,this time we took our daughter as she hasnt visited before.The garens are wonderful,the greenhouses were open and the cakes in the cafe were delicious as were the hot drinks.A briiliant way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon!
Written November 8, 2021
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Thank you for your great review. We’re glad that you got to enjoy the winter sun with your family and hope to see you again soon.
Written December 9, 2021
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Akkers1
London, UK793 contributions
Jul 2021
We spotted Myddleton House Gardens tucked away in a residential street after we had visited Forty Hall for the first time.
We went back later that week to have a look round and were very pleased that we did.
This place was the home of Edward Augustus Bowles a Horticulturist and garden writer who lived at Myddleton House the whole of his life until he died in 1954. It had been built for one of his relatives in 1818.
Here you will find Edwards 19th century house, his wonderful gardens, as well as a visitor centre, a small museum and a tea room. It’s also the headquarters of the Lee Valley regional park authority.
This place also at one time had a channel from the New River flowing through it until 1968 when the area was filled in and the rubble used to do this was from the Victoria which was being built at the time.
At 8 acres these gardens are smaller than Forty Hall, but for a flower lover like me are more enjoyable.
The gardens are packed with various different flowers, trees and shrubs plus also various objects that you wouldn’t expect to see like the Old Enfield Market Cross which was going to be destroyed and even bits of the old London Bridge.
After wandering around we tried the tea room which was good and also brought a salvia from the plant stall for my garden.
I will certainly visit here again, hopefully many more times, as it would be good to see the place during all the different seasons and in particular see the snowdrops and crocuses as Edward was known as the Crocus King so would be good to see these in all their splender.
I can highly recommend here as a good garden to visit.
Written August 4, 2021
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Thank you for your detailed review of the gardens. What a find! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we can’t wait to see you again as you visit in the different seasons.
Written August 16, 2021
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Kathy L
Potters Bar, UK63 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Very lovely gardens to walk round and plenty of benches to sit and relax. £2.50 for the car park - a bargain if yiu ask me!
Written July 22, 2021
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Thank you for your great review! Its lovely to hear you enjoyed the gardens and we hope to see you again in the gardens
Written August 16, 2021
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hilary d
London, UK488 contributions
Jul 2021
This was our second visit to these beautiful gardens(last one was april 2021).this time we didnt have to book(a rare thing these days!).

The gardens are very pretty and peaceful,quieter than Forty Hall!
Written July 18, 2021
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Thank you for your great review. We’re pleased that you enjoyed your impromptu visit to the gardens and we hope to see you again soon
Written August 16, 2021
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Cauli2
London, UK164 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
One of my favourite places to visit. Something different to see each time. So peaceful and, thankfully, DOG FREE! Just love it.
Written June 26, 2021
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Thank you for your great review! We hope to see you again soon for another peaceful visit
Written August 16, 2021
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tps1
London, UK29 contributions
Jun 2021
Jacket potatoes or cake...although saw some people with sandwiches later but when we asked we were told only jackets!
This is a lovely venu and would benefit from turning into a tea room.
Written June 14, 2021
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Thank you for your review. The Bowles Tea Room is currently offering a limited menu due to the restriction in place due the pandemic. We look forward to getting the tea room back to its former glory once the restrictions ease. Hope to see you again soon
Written June 24, 2021
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