We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lea Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
Phone Number: 44 1629 534 380
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 104 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Lovely gardens and tea room

Beautiful gardens and fabulous tea room. Great place for a Springtime visit when the rhododendrons are in bloom.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Alison R
,
Matlock
Add Photo Write a Review

104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Matlock
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens and fabulous tea room. Great place for a Springtime visit when the rhododendrons are in bloom.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Matlock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very beautiful when the rhododendrons and azaleas are in bloom. A beautiful hillside garden but access is along a narrow lane.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derbyshire
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Lea Gardens are magnificent to walk round especially during the Springtime when all the Rhododendron's are out in full bloom. The Cafe is also highly recommended for home made cakes in delightful surroundings

Was this review helpful? Yes
Matlock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lea Gardens is a superb rhododendron and azalea garden established 80 years ago on a hillside at Lea, just above Holloway, in England's Peak District. It's at its best during April and May through to mid June. During that time there are hundreds of beautiful flowers and plants to see including camellias, kalmias and waterlilies. The alpine area has astrantias,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It was wonderful wandering around, admiring the vast selection of blooms. Big ones, small ones every shade of pink you could wish for. Small charge to get in but well worht it as this goes towards the up keep. Would go again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Matlock
Level Contributor
47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Last time I reviewed this delightful haven I focused almost entirely on the scrummy cakes. This time I will put that right and talk about the gardens...or rather I would if I wasn't left speechless by their beauty! This must be one of the best years ever for the flowering shrubs. Turning each corner as we walked along the well... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We have been visiting Lea Gardens for over 25 years and return each year along it's well trodden paths, enjoying the rhododendrons and azalea's with the same pleasure as seeing old friends. For 'local' people like ourselves, the season tickets really are a best buy and we come in March while the garden is still green and with just splashes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
harrogate
Level Contributor
54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A wonderful gem of a place set on the side of the valley. The owners have spent 20 years creating these gardens and they are stunning. You can tell that a lot of thought , planning and effort has gone into creating each area . There are also plants , of all sizes , for sale.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
81 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I visited this garden when I was on my way back to the M1 having visited Chatsworth and Haddon Hall the day before. I love rhododendrons and was delighted when I spotted the gardens. They were just 'on the turn' from their best display but still stunning and I spent a lovely sunny morning wandering round and having tea and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Really disappointed having walked 4 miles to Lea Gardens following one of their signs. Arrived 2.45pm to be told they stopped doing sandwiches at 2.30pm. Also gardens overpriced given later in the day and azaleas and rhododendrons had passed their best. Think signs should indicate distance as we regretted following sign from Whatstandwell given hilly teraine.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lea Gardens also viewed

 
Matlock, Derbyshire
 

Been to Lea Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lea Gardens and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Lea Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?