Built in 1812, Myddelton House was once owned by one Edward Augustus “Gussie”, hailed as being one of the greatest British gardeners of the 20th century. His work on the stunning garden led to visitors arriving from all over the country, and luckily many of his designs can still be seen here today. The temperature-controlled glasshouses have collections of plants that date back to the 1950s; one of these is sunken into the ground and in the past would have contained fruits like melons. Sadly the Kitchen Garden is no longer in use, but it can still be explored for a glimpse into the running of a Victorian garden of this kind. Elsewhere there are other points of interest, such as the Stone Garden with its fossilised tree, and an area landscaped to look like an alpine field. Guided tours are possible, and for refreshment there is a tea room where the Bowles Museum is located.