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Address: Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
Phone Number: 44 1629 534 380
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Lovely Springtime visit

Went for the first time this April. Parents have season ticket which is great value. Day entry also very good value. Extensive gardens, with great little paths for exploring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Saumur, France
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Saumur, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Went for the first time this April. Parents have season ticket which is great value. Day entry also very good value. Extensive gardens, with great little paths for exploring, quite uneven ground and a bit hilly, so need to be fairly mobile (although my 80 year old mum managed it, even with a sprained ankle!). Lovely tea room for coffee... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting these beautiful gardens. Walking amongst all the bushes, looking at the spectacular blossoms and enjoying smelling those that were scented was a great experience. Afterwards had a cup of tea and some delicious cake in the café. Some of the paths are quite steep so not suitable for those people that are less mobile.

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derby
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We visited Lea Gardens nr Matlock today for the first time. A wonderful day out. beautiful and peaceful gardens and an excellent tea rooms. nothing too much trouble for the staff. very good value for money, I recommend the plowman's lunch which I had, the bread was gorgeous and a beautifull fresh salad. two visits will cover the cost of... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a beautiful day (9.4.15);probably slightly too early in the season to see the majority of plants at their best, but such a lovely warm early spring day that it was worth it. The cafe does need some attention in terms of staff training; as others have said, cakes are great but first courses need improvement, as does staff... More 

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Foshan, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a lovely time at Lea Gardens - the food was spectacular, especially their jaffa cake cake! A great selection of delicious things to sample and beautiful gardens to walk around. The woods behind the cafe are lovely too.

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Matlock
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Cake, cake, cake - if you are a cake lover this will be heaven. Sarah is a master baker who not only bakes all the usual favourites but pushes the envelope too - be ready to be astounded by her latest creation! The gardens are lovely too, quite stunning when all the shrubs are out and the sun shines on... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Whether you visit Lea Gardens at the height of the season or miss out of the beautiful Rhodendran blooms, this is a great place to while away a few hours in a tranquil atmosphere. The gardens are littered with little paths to explore and around every corner there is something to enjoy. It's great for children as well, as there... More 

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matlock
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Loved the woodland walk and the amazing variety of trees and bushes in full flower in April and May. Easy to get to and easy to park. Can get there by bus from Matlock

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We've been to Lea Gardens several times and a walk round the garden when all the shrubs are all in full bloom is breathtaking. But don't worry about visiting out of season as the tea room is excellent - even if it can be a bit of a faff using a card to pay for your snack. When we went,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Cafe was brilliant with a great range of cakes - served in extra large portions. Great atmosphere and friendly owner. Loved it!

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