Myddelton House was once owned by the one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists – Edward Augustus Bowles.
EA Bowles’ love of unusual and exotic plants can still be seen in the gardens today, from squirting cucumber to the headache tree.
Relax by the lake, where artists come to paint the picturesque scenes. Explore the arboretum, glasshouse, restored kitchen garden and the colourful Alpine Meadow.
Kids can follow Ossie the Ostrich’s trail, and learn about the flora and fauna by picking up an activity pack from the Visitor Centre.
Learn about this garden’s great creator at the small museum hosting artefacts collected and treasured by Bowles himself, including a piece from the original St. Pauls cathedral.
The museum is housed in the Visitor Centre along with the Bowles Tea Room, where you can enjoy a light lunch or scrumptious cake in the café area or courtyard.
Often described as a hidden gem, with free entry it’d be a shame to miss out on this beautiful oasis.
Content provided by Myddelton House Gardens / Lee Valley Regional Park
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