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Iris bed at Myddelton House , Enfield

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The plantsman and plant collector A E Bowles developed a large garden at Myddelton House that was neglected for many years after his death but has now received lottery funding and is being slowly but surely restored to its former glory.
It now includes a show bed of medal winning irises that were awarded the Dykes Iris Society medal across the years in the USA and the UK. I would have taken more but a heavy rainstorm brought me to a halt.
Each iris is followed by its label.

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I tell you what you cant beat some of these old varieties for colour and form. Lovely blog inverglen. pity about the rain.

26 May, 2014

 

Thanks for this blog. It's many years since I went to Myddleton House, and it has prompted me to go there again.

26 May, 2014

 

Lovely. I visited Capel Manor many times and did not know this place existed very near. May be I go there too, when I visit Capel manor again.

27 May, 2014

 

Myddelton House now has a small museum about A E Bowles, a cafe and a small plant sales section as well as the gardens . And it's free.

27 May, 2014

 

Oh My!! they're gorgeous, added to favs for future ref, thanks Inverglen..

27 May, 2014

 

Wow they are all gorgeous difficult to choose a favorite but I think I would go for Dovedale ;0))

27 May, 2014

 

Wonderful colours to these Iris .....

27 May, 2014

 

Beautiful colours here. Stairway to Heaven, Orinoco Flow and Ola Kala are must haves for me. Oh! And Early light and......just love them all.

10 Jun, 2014

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