Steeped in history and containing a miscellany of plants, the gardens were created by one of Britain's most influential self-taught horticulturists, Edward Augustus Bowles.
The gardens are home to several national plant collections, glasshouses, peach house, kitchen garden, rock garden and famous ‘Lunatic Asylum’. Various historical artefacts can be discovered around the eight acres of gardens, from the old Enfield Market Cross to the 300-year-old life-size lead ostriches.
The gardens have undergone a period of extensive restoration following a two-year Heritage Lottery funded project. Spanning over three different centuries, Bowles' garden continues to be brought back to its former glory.