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Cascades Gardens

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Open Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Excellent Gardens! ( after the flood)

Visited today, to be told by Alan ( the owner) that a flood had occurred in the week which had... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Sutton coldfield

A lovely garden lovingly created over 22 years. We will go back earlier in the season to see it at... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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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 22 September 2018

Visited today, to be told by Alan ( the owner) that a flood had occurred in the week which had washed away some of the paths. Don’t be put off as everything is still looking great! The gardens have coped very well with the amount...More

2  Thank recallrich
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

A lovely garden lovingly created over 22 years. We will go back earlier in the season to see it at its best. Really enjoyed it. 10 numbered benches placed to give maximum enjoyment of different sections with a description of the plants around you. A...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Decided to visit after reading other people's favourable reviews and we wanted to combine with a visit to Matlock too. A little bit off the beaten track and up a small hill, we parked in the large open ground next door but there are a...More

Thank Shung1809
Reviewed 29 August 2018

A most unusual garden created over time through passionate effort from nothing at all using plants that I could recognise (even though I'm not a gardener). There is a basic way to walk around the four acres but many cross-paths and themed areas with seats...More

Thank Alan186346
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Nice to walk around. Staff are nice. For £5 entry it needs to have more to see or lower entry cost. Mine was interesting to walk down and torch was provided. Flowers were wilted but it has recently been very hot. River was also dried...More

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The whole garden is beautiful. The owner has created different types of garden each with a bench (12 in all) and they range from a conifer/rock garden to a meditation/Zen garden. Each bench is sited to make the most of the view, be that a...More

Thank Jackie D
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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 10 July 2018 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 10 July 2018

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 27 June 2018

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 25 June 2018

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
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Response from AlanC149 | Property representative |
Hi, our garden open every year 1 April to end September. Opening hours are 11am-5.30pm every day, except Fridays.