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Lea Gardens, Matlock

4.5
#4 of 10 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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  • The gardens are priced reasonably and a delight to walk around on a sunny day, the colours of the rhodis' are out of this world, well worth a visit in May and June  more »
  • Been goiing to Lea for years never dissapoints, if people go in April they can expect to see only a small selection of plants in flower but go in may or june and you'll be overwhelmed by the beauty of...  more »
  • 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 a...  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.
  • Lovely people in the cafe and the plant centre. Garden is fabulous
  • 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.
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