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Lea Gardens, Matlock

(4.3/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Our visit was as a result of reading other reviews on this website. They were right; there was plenty to see in early April with promise of much more, later in the spring. The highlight for us was the...  more »
  • We enjoyed walking round the gardens, got a children's play area, the early rhododendrons were just coming into flower, they are the highlight of the gardens It has hilly paths, but easy walking Then ...  more »
  • We have visited Lea gardens a number of times over the past year, and enjoyed the cakes and tea/coffee at the cafe, while observing the numerous birds who visit the garden enjoying the cake crumbs. th...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Peaceful gardens full of colour. Great views from here.
  • Absolutely love Lea gardens. Visit from mid May through June to get the rhododendrons and azaleas at their best. The cafe is nice if not busy and sometimes this can feel a bit crowded but the food is good and the cakes huge and tasty. We've been a few times at this time of year and enjoy it every time.
  • Beautiful place to relax with a cup of tea and cake. I look forward to going again and again to see the gardens change as the season progresses. My little boy and wife also enjoyed. Gardens looking amazing.
  • Love this place very friendly great garden and good value