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Lea Gardens, Matlock

4.5
#3 of 9 in Parks in Matlock
A maze of winding paths through 4.5 acres of garden, displaying over 500 different varieties of Rhododendrons and azaleas. Enjoy a spot of lunch or tea and homemade cakes whilst peacefully taking in the breathtaking views of Derbyshire.
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  • July 22, 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 ...  more »
  • July 1, 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 loca...  more »
  • June 21, 2017
    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 path...  more »
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  • Probably at its best about two weeks ago when the Rhododendrons were at their peak, but nevertheless still a mass of colour and fine shrubs. As you walk along the many converging narrow paths you seem to be able to get away from other visitors and feel you are in a private garden. Was definitely worth the £5 to get in. The tearoom is reasonably priced and there is seating outside too. A very lovely place.
  • Went here today ...... Wow! Absolutely stunning! So many rhododendron is so many colours, just beautiful . The cafe is a treat too, reasonable prices with a view of the gardens. We will return.
  • Amazing when all the flowers are out. Probably nice to visit all year. Set in a lovely location.
  • Fab cake, Boo does them so beautifully, and large portions too (someone actually said they were too big!!) Now serving breakfasts along with all the other savories. And there is the bonus of the lovely gardens too.
  • A fantastic place for the kids to explore lots of winding paths and a little play Fort in the woods absolutely beautiful when the rhododendrons are in flower

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