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New water feature to mark 400th anniversary of an Enfield river today
A stately home will celebrate the 400th anniversary of a river today with the opening of a new water feature.
Opened in 1613, the New River will be celebrated at Myddelton House Gardens in Bulls Cross, Enfield, with a series of water-themed activities being held in honour of the historic river.
The gardens were made famous by Edward Augustus Bowles, one of the 20th century’s greatest gardeners. His great-great nephew, Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles OBE will be paying a visit to officially mark the historic day by unveiling the new feature.
Head gardener Andrew Turvey said: “Today not only marks 400 years since the New River was opened. It also marks 59 years since the New River flowed through the garden.
“Today will see the opening of a small water feature beneath one of the New River bridges; although not quite the same feat of engineering, we hope it helps to define and depict the history of the New River through the garden.”
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