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Lea Gardens

Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
+44 1629 534380
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Lovely afternoon

Lovely woodland walks, dog friendly and so much to see, beautiful colours and so many shrubs and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jane H
Beautiful Rhododendron Gardens in rural Derbyshire

This wonderful hillside garden comes into its own in May and June when the rhododendrons and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Moyra J
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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“cakes” (31 reviews)
“winding paths” (8 reviews)
“full bloom” (9 reviews)
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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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"full bloom"
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"plant sales"
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"flowering shrubs"
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"long lane"
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"tea room"
in 11 reviews
"mid june"
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"amazing flowers"
in 2 reviews
"nesting boxes"
in 2 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 15 reviews
"entrance fee"
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely woodland walks, dog friendly and so much to see, beautiful colours and so many shrubs and frees, also as a garden centre and cafe.

Thank Jane H
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Reviewed yesterday

This wonderful hillside garden comes into its own in May and June when the rhododendrons and azaleas are in full bloom. There is a wide range of colours and sizes planted over a couple of generations now, under some magnificent trees. There is also a...More

Thank Moyra J
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Four of us went for lunch. Coffee teas and chocolate very good. My jacket potatoes with bacon and blue cheese hit the spot. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Will go again.

Thank Sondonduo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only been once before a few March's ago. Finally made it to see all the wonderful blooms & the weather was lovely too. Lots of places to sit & just look at the wonderful blooms! Being a non gardener still sat to just look at...More

Thank jam16trav
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in the area for most of my life, I don't know how or why I've never been here before! My wife and I took a fancy to see a display of Rhododendrons, so we popped along to Lea Gardens, which are, (rightly), famous...More

Thank dick h
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice cosy tea room . Recommend you get a season ticket so you can go as many times as you can in the season . Lovely paths so you can walk around all the areas and you can also buy plants if there is something...More

Thank andrew300baker
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely day walking around delightful Lea Gardens known for its many rhododendrons and dahlias .The trails are all easy to follow, there are a few stone steps of varying heights that might prove a challenge to some older visitors. Its probably a good...More

Thank gretagarbo_10
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit with our young daughter. It was a Tuesday so might ave been quieter. Charming surroundings and stunning plants. Like many attractions in the are if you go at peak time it will be busy! Will be going back again.

Thank Giles P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lea Gardens is a victim of its own success, if you visit a Garden for its peace and Quite this is not for you, when we went it was packed, long waits at the cafe for food, the facilities are not adequate for the number...More

1  Thank Clive T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great visit to lea gardens today so much to see loved all the different colours all the paths leading you to the spectacular rodedendrums and azaleas amazing. Then you have to have coffee and cake. Will be there next year.

Thank Jan W
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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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