Edward Augustus Bowles was a garden designer, horticulturalist and writer active in the late-19th and early- to mid-20th centuries. He was born in 1865 at Myddelton House, Enfield, Middlesex and educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he studied theology. He later became interested in entomology and ornithology.
Travelling widely, Bowles produced a number of botanical illustrations and books and worked to improve his own gardens at Myddelton House with plant introductions. He was a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society and, in 1916, was awarded their Victoria Medal of Honour. He died at his home at Myddleton House in 1954.
Hadfield, Miles, Robert Harling and Leonine Highton, British Gardeners: A Biographical Dictionary (London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1980), pp. 42-43.