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Lea Gardens

Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
+44 1629 534380
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Messy tables

I was puzzled that my tea had a slightly sweet taste and found sugar in the bottom of my cup from a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John B
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Delightful Shrubs

The gardens are priced reasonably and a delight to walk around on a sunny day, the colours of the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Joyhorne
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Derby, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
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Travellers talk about
“cakes” (30 reviews)
“winding paths” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
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+44 1629 534380
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"cakes"
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"winding paths"
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"flowering shrubs"
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"long lane"
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"well worth a visit"
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"mid june"
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"amazing flowers"
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"nesting boxes"
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"plant sales area"
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"for sale"
in 8 reviews
"season tickets"
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"early spring"
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"every corner"
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"cream and jam"
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"fabulous gardens"
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"tea and cake"
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Reviewed yesterday

I was puzzled that my tea had a slightly sweet taste and found sugar in the bottom of my cup from a previous customer. You do not pay for the cafe. Only the garden which is beautiful right now.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

The gardens are priced reasonably and a delight to walk around on a sunny day, the colours of the rhodis' are out of this world, well worth a visit in May and June

Thank Joyhorne
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Been goiing to Lea for years never dissapoints, if people go in April they can expect to see only a small selection of plants in flower but go in may or june and you'll be overwhelmed by the beauty of the garden, if you leave...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A small but perfectly formed garden to wander in. A season ticket only cost £9 - return as many times as you like during the season. Children love running along the paths - and finding a Wendy house and a swing chair along the way....More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Just the perfect place to enjoy autumn sun and the changing colours. Easy to grab a sandwich and coffee and just let the world go by.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

My Wife and I, being keen gardeners, have visited Lea Gardens several times and we go for some inspiration and wonder at the beautiful gardens.

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Visited here on Sunday 16thJuly 2017. My friend and I were walking. Stopped here for a drink and look around. So so pleased we did. Had coffee and scones just out of the oven. Absolutely delicious. A young lady served us. So polite and friendly....More

Thank Christine A A
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

We visited in late May, and the rhododendrons were AMAZING! The trails seemingly wend their way for miles (it's not really that far) through amazing blooms. It's hard to stop taking pictures. The location is a bit out of the way, but we were able...More

Thank saratojo
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Visited in mid June when the best of the blooms had gone- but readily see what a good display of rhododendrons and azaleas there is in high season. We will visit next year- but noted steep narrow paths and uneven surfaces with irregular steps and...More

Thank 1949etwall
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Rhododendrons are amongst the most magnificent flowering shrubs that thrive in England. Lea Gardens is a spectacular location to experience rhododendrons in all their flowering magnificence. The paths lead you up and down this heavily wooded hillside. Giving magnificent views of masses of rhododendron blooms...More

Thank RoamingWayfarer
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HeatherHann
24 April 2017|
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Response from phil M | Reviewed this property |
Yes lee gardens is open every day now until the end of August. we spent another lovely afternoon walking around Lee garden yesterday, lots more colour than even three weeks ago, so many azaleas and rhododendrons now in... More
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tizza54
15 August 2016|
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Response from Gerard A | Reviewed this property |
Not really. Can view from cafe terrace but not really within garden due to slope
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Sharon L
18 July 2015|
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Response from Marusja H | Reviewed this property |
I have seen many people with dogs there, so I would say the answer is yes.
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