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Cascades Gardens

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Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A beautiful place

One of those slightly quirky, privately run gardens which are such a contrast to the big estate... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael K
Stockport, United Kingdom
A lazy day

This was a surprise day out, the weather was glorious, the owners were very friendly and explained... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Margaret T
Matlock, United Kingdom
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  • Average11%
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“the owner”(18 reviews)
Cascades Gardens is a beautiful and interesting garden to visit in Derbyshire, in the historic village of Bonsall near Matlock. Ideal for garden enthusiasts, plantsmen and for those who just want to relax in the beautiful natural surroundings and...more
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Clatterway, Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AH, England
+44 1629 822813
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of those slightly quirky, privately run gardens which are such a contrast to the big estate gardens. Situated in the ruins of an old corn mill with lots of small waterfalls and other water features (hence the name) although definitely suffering from the prolonged...More

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited after seeing reviews, but didn't find anything of much interest, not worth for entry cost of £5.00pp. Nothing much to see or to do.More

Thank LusciousLupins
Alan C, Owner at Cascades Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear that our garden was not to your taste. Our visitors enjoy the 10 meditation seats with a guide to take you around the garden, the great variety of plants, trees and shrubs, the newly lit mining tunnel, the woodland walk to the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a surprise day out, the weather was glorious, the owners were very friendly and explained about the gardens, they gave us a description sheet which we found very useful, there was plenty of seating around the gardens. A very relaxing and quiet place....More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must visit if you are in the area.Plenty of flowers and shrubs to enjoy,a planned route to follow with ten benches to capture a different view as resting stages to experience the beauty and peace of these gardens.My wife and I loved...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner is justly proud of his creation, inspired by his spiritual journey in search of the meaning of life. His Buddhist beliefs do intrude a little into the ambience of this otherwise peaceful and beautiful garden. There is a clever use of colour, texture,...More

Thank mikeandros
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used our 2 for 1 ticket which enabled us to visit the gardens for £5. Lots of different areas with waterfalls and streams, and even some ducks with ducklings. Several places to sit and even part of a lead mine to explore. You can...More

Thank juneduffy432
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had not viewed the Cascades website before my visit...otherwise I would have thought I had visited a different garden altogether! Looking at other reviews clearly some, possibly many, who have visited, thoroughly enjoyed looking round. There was a steep path which promised a wonderful view...More

Thank chris r
Alan C, Owner at Cascades Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cascades Gardens provides a complete contrast to the stately home gardens in the area. It is a very natural and relaxing garden, which blends into the cliff and woodland surroundings. The main part of the garden is beautiful, peaceful and full of interest with a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely visit to these gardens. So many flowers to see and so tranquil. Places to sit in beautiful surroundings. Thoroughly recommend a visit especially if the sun is shining!

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited these lovely gardens in the spur of the moment & we arrived an hour before it closed. The owner was very welcoming & gave us a quick insight to his 20 years in creating & the subsequent upkeep of this large garden. We...More

Thank TheMartins1997
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First day of our mini-break away. Found this place from a leaflet at our hotel, and such a surprise! Couldn't believe a small piece of Eden could exist just off of a main road! Could spend hours there!

1  Thank Jamie P
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20 March 2016|
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Response from Alan C | Property representative |
Hi, our garden open every year 1 April to end September. Opening hours are 11am-5.30pm every day, except Fridays.