Myddleton House Gardens 27.06.16
Last month we visited one of our favourite local spots again.
Myddleton House and Gardens are 8 acres of botanical gardens and a stately home that used to belong to Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists (there is a visitor centre and a museum dedicated to his work).
The gardens are also home to a beautiful carp lake, a Victorian conservatory and a number of historical artefacts collected and treasured by E A Bowles, including pieces from the original St Paul’s Cathedral and the Enfield Market Cross. There is an amazing 111 year old Wisteria which turns a brilliant blue when it flowers during May.
The gardens are open all year around and there are things to do that would appeal to all kind of people, no matter how various their interests may be:
- parents who are looking for a half day getaway as there is plenty of space for little ones to run around, have picnic, feed the fish in a carp pond, even climb the trees 🙂 ;
- those who enjoy gardens and landscaping as multiple species of plants can be found there throughout the year;
- or just those who fancy a bit of a walk and cake in a local coffee shop.
We just love the place and keep coming coming back throughout the year.