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Lea Gardens, 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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TripAdvisor
  • 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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  • 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