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Myddelton House Gardens

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Address: Myddelton House Bulls Cross, Enfield EN2 9HG, England
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+44 300 003 0610
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An enchanting place to visit at any time of year. Delve into the beautiful...

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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Relaxing and Pleasant Environment

How lucky are we to have free access to such beautiful surroundings? I rediscovered the gardens recently after many years of keep meaning to visit and was knocked out by the many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

How lucky are we to have free access to such beautiful surroundings? I rediscovered the gardens recently after many years of keep meaning to visit and was knocked out by the many improvements that had been made. Lots of care and attention has obviously gone into the maintenance of the garden areas and expansion of visitor facilities. The house is... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Volunteers and the Head Gardener are still restoring and developing EA Bowles's wonderful gardens. A place of tranquility and delight that changes throughout the year. Free if you don't bring the car, but then the money goes to helping the upkeep of this gem. The courtyard café is lovely.

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VisitLeeValley, Manager at Myddelton House Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing Myddelton House Gardens. It’s great to hear you enjoyed your visit and even treated yourself to a little something in the Bowles Tearoom! We look forward to seeing you again soon; perhaps for one of our upcoming summer events. More information can be found on our website. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of flowers and plants in the gardens and greenhouses. Watch out for the pheasants and song birds. There are plenty to see. You can also a delicious lunch in the café, thank you Mel!

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VisitLeeValley, Manager at Myddelton House Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We’ll pass your compliments on to Mel and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tranquil and peaceful gardens. The gardens are not too large and can easily be coverd in a couple of hours. Allow about 30 minutes to read the history of the house and gardens in the little museum. Then head to the little cafe which has adequate menu for snacks and drinks. The inside dining space is not very big... More 

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VisitLeeValley, Manager at Myddelton House Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. It’s great to hear you enjoy visiting us and had a relaxing stroll around the gardens. Don’t forget to book your place on our summer events including tours, live music and even pen House, when you can explore the downstairs area of Myddelton House. More information can be found on our website. More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entry is free (although if you arrive by car you do have to pay for parking - £2.50 currently). First stop is a small visitor centre where you can read up on the history of the gardens and their founder. There is a small café, then into the gardens. The gardens themselves offer a bit of everything - in particular... More 

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VisitLeeValley, Manager at Myddelton House Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your visit to the gardens. We’re pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again in the future. We’ve got a number of events throughout the spring and summer, including live music and outdoor theatre events. More information can be found on our website. More 

London, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the 1960s I was a student at the London School of Pharmacy, which at the time had medicinal plant gardens and sports facilities at Myddelton House. This was my first visit since then. My companions and I were delighted with the gardens. The eight-acre site has a wide range of features, including an alpine meadow, a kitchen garden, a... More 

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VisitLeeValley, Manager at Myddelton House Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. It’s lovely to hear you visited us in the past and have seen how we’ve changed and grown throughout the years, we hope to see you again soon. We’ve got a number of events throughout the spring and summer including a Plant Sale on 15 April for enthusiastic gardeners! More information can be found on... More 

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here after finding this place on garden website, it was so much better than expecting. The rock gardens were my highlight. The whole garden is posted with information so it keeps you engaged through out and you feel more connected with the gardeners ideas. Brilliant.

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VisitLeeValley, Manager at Myddelton House Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. It’s great to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon for our upcoming spring and summer events. Next up is our Plant Sale on 15 April. More information can be found on our website. More 

London
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A lovely visit at any time of the year but especially beautiful in the sun with the spring bulbs in bloom. The frogs were busy too in the wildlife area. There are well made up paths and wheelchairs available by the Blue Badge area. There are some rougher paths, which can be muddy at times, but it's not necessary to... More 

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VisitLeeValley, Manager at Myddelton House Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your trip to Myddelton House Gardens. It’s fantastic to hear you enjoy visiting and hope to see you again soon. All money received from the car parking charge is put back into the garden to help fund our restoration projects and hope this won’t stop you visiting in the future. Don’t forget to check out all of... More 

Enfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The gardens are always a delight with something new to see every time you visit. The gardens are free to visit and the cafe is good but the parking is a little on the expensive side.

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VisitLeeValley, Manager at Myddelton House Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It’s great to hear you enjoy visiting the gardens throughout the year and have found something new each time. All funds raised from the car parking charge is put back into restoration projects around the gardens. We hope this won’t put you off visiting again in the future. More 

Enfield, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Myddelton House garden, not far from Capel Manor and Forty Hall, is one of the fine attractions of Enfield. It is a plant-lover's treat, particularly in Spring and early Summer. This is a tranquil place with good parking facilities and, besides having a tea/coffee shop, there is a small stall selling plants from the garden.

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VisitLeeValley, Manager at Myddelton House Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. It’s fantastic to hear that you enjoy your trips to the gardens and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Don’t forget to check out our upcoming events over the spring and summer months. More information can be found on our website. More 

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