Hitty Madge discovered a gorgeous garden reasonably local to us yesterday and spent a delightful afternoon wandering round the grounds.
Myddleton House gardens are an oasis in the middle of a town set on eight acres and was established by Edward Augustus Bowles, who was one of Britain's most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and botanists. He was born in Myddelton House in 1865 and died there in 1954. He spent most of his life establishing these wonderful gardens that unfortunately fell into decay after his death, but have more recently been undergoing restoration work. This is a wonderful garden to walk around and enjoy and there is much to see and I suspect that with the changing of the seasons, there will always be something new to look at.
There were several beautiful wisteria plants around the garden and they smelt exquisite.
Poppies in the kitchen garden.
The carp lake.
The old Enfield town cross which was rescued from a demolition site and is now a listed monument.
The old wisteria which is over 100 years old now.
The house itself isn't open to the public, but with so much to see and enjoy in the garden, that is no hardship.