Historical garden to be restored

An historical London garden is to be renovated at a cost of almost half a million pounds, it has been reported.

Myddelton House Gardens in Enfield were created by famous gardener EA Bowles and will now undergo a huge renovation that will open the sites Victorian Kitchen Garden up to the public for the first time, according to Horticulture Week.

The restoration is made possible after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) granted £487,000 towards the project.

HLF London committee chairman Wesley Kerr told the publication that Bowles presence can still be felt.

"All great gardens carry the imprint and character of their creator," he said.

"Even though Edward Bowles died half a century ago, the broad outlines and some of the plants from one of Londons most poetic horticultural plantations remain at Myddelton House in a remarkably peaceful and evocative setting.

"The potting shed feels as though Bowles had just stepped out."

When opened, the garden will be free to the public and will no doubt inspire a whole new generation of gardeners to learn the secrets of the greenhouse and the land.

HLF uses money raised through the National Lottery to help historically and culturally important sites around the country.

It plans to invest more than £1 billion over the course of the next five years.