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Lea Gardens

Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
44 1629 534 380
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Matlock
Type: Gardens
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Granted we were late visiting Lea Gardens (late June), and did not realize that the rhododendrons would be over - we saw just a couple of shrubs with a few fading blooms, and there was little else to look at. We could see that it must be a wonderful sight if we had been in the UK and able to... More

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South Wingfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My daughter took me and all I can say it is simply stunning, beautiful flowers all around. Also the cafe has excellent coffee and cakes, what more can you ask for?

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Rhododendron out of season in late June can be a treat with new growths growing so well, the indumentum on the top of the leaves as well as under the yakusimanium leaves being so beautiful. The colour of the drift of the mature miniature group goes from rust through green to silver. Kalmias are still in flower, and the gunnery... More

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Mollymook, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I, and I have no doubt, the thousands of other visitors to Lea Gardens, can only disagree with Jonathan F's review! I have been a regular visitor to Lea Gardens for a number of years now, and the gardens and cafe have never been anything other than an oasis of beauty and English charm. Granted, May is the best time... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Superb coffee. Lovely home-made scones and cakes. Lovely outdoor terrace with views of the superb hillside garden. Peaceful and relaxing surroundings. Always a pleasure to visit.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Visit here when the flowers are out and you are in for a treat. They have a great Cafe on site with really good cakes! (Price has gone up and the sizes have gone down but still very good)

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Derby, England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Firstly, it's a not a huge garden. I mention this only because many Derbyshire gardens are massive, and can make for a full day out; but this one is a relatively small yet densely-planted garden famed for its Rhododendrons and Azaleas. If you like Azaleas, and woodland gardening, this is a garden for you. There is a nice meandering path... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Go on a week day if you can - and perhaps towards the end of the day, and you will find it to be very quiet and peaceful - such a nice place to walk around. I recommend taking a book if you can - and just sitting on one of the many benches. Be sure to go in May... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Cafe in the Park and the Tea for two was supberb!! Less than a tenner and the food fresh and beautifully presented.

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Derbyshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We visited yesterday. The gardens were lovely. The rhododendrons were past their best but we knew that before we went. We had looked forward to a lovey lunch bit it was very ordinary. I had a jacket potato . The topping of chicken chilli which I had expected to be hot, was cold. My husband had pork pie salad again... More

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