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Myddelton House Gardens

Bulls Cross, Enfield, EN2 9HG

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About this venue

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.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Myddelton House is only open to the public one weekend per year, usually in September.
    • The Gardens are open to the public throughout the year.
    • The site is located between Capel Manor and Forty Hall.
    • Myddelton House and Gardens are accessible on foot from the entrance in Bulls Cross. .
    • There are no public rights of way or footpaths through the site.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Turkey Street.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest bus stop is Turkey Street alight the bus at this stop and Myddelton House and Gardens are a 10 minute walk along Turkey Street.
    • The Bus numbers are 217, 317, 617, 629 and 327.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 260cm x 410cm (8ft 6in x 13ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the main access point.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Additional parking is available next to the Visitor Centre. .

Outside Access (Main Access Point)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the car parking area, in front of the house.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).

Level Change (Main Access Point)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading into the gardens.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Alternative Access Point)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the house.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).

General Access Information

  • There are surfaced paths which give access to much of the gardens.
  • The surfaced paths have easy and moderate slopes.
  • The pond in the centre of the garden does not have fencing around it so care should be taken.
  • The maximum depth is 1.2 metres.
  • An audio guide is available for use around the gardens.

Level Changes

  • There are areas such as the Alpine Meadow and Rock Garden that have narrower unsurfaced paths with steeper slopes.
  • There are several stepped areas but these can be bypassed using alternative routes.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the outer wall of the Visitor Centre courtyard.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 210cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are poor.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • There are standard manual wheelchairs available for visitors to borrow at the Visitor Centre.
  • All garden staff are trained in fire and evacuation procedures and will direct you in case of an alarm.
  • Trained first aiders are available on site.
  • The nearest first aid point is in the Visitor Centre.
  • Entry to the gardens is free of charge but parking charges apply.
  • No dogs are permitted except assistance dogs.