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Lea Gardens

Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
+44 1629 534380
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Beautiful rhododendrons and azaleas

A small but perfectly formed garden to wander in. A season ticket only cost £9 - return as many... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Matlock, United Kingdom
Beautiful stroll

Just the perfect place to enjoy autumn sun and the changing colours. Easy to grab a sandwich and... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“cakes” (30 reviews)
“winding paths” (6 reviews)
Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
+44 1629 534380
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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

Thank macclesfieldgourmand
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.

Thank Viewlander
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous gardens. Beautiful. I've never seen so many different rhododendron nor did I know there were so many different ones. The coffee shop is a gem. Lovely cake. Worth looking up and finding.

Thank 0798anne
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Four miles of paths in a hillside garden which was a blaze of colour from rhododendrons and azaleas, well worth a visit?

Thank Tranter
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We visited in mid-May when the rhododendrons were at their best. The only word to describe them is 'voluptuous' and to walk between and under them on the winding paths in this old quarry that has been lovingly planted and maintained over the years by...More

Thank nananel125
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24 April 2017|
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
15 August 2016|
Response from Gerard A | Reviewed this property |
Not really. Can view from cafe terrace but not really within garden due to slope
Sharon L
18 July 2015|
Response from Marusja H | Reviewed this property |
I have seen many people with dogs there, so I would say the answer is yes.