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Lea Gardens, Matlock

4.5
#4 of 9 in Parks in Matlock
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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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4.5
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 fin...  more »
  • Four miles of paths in a hillside garden which was a blaze of colour from rhododendrons and azaleas, well worth a visit?  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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