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Address: Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
Phone Number: 44 1629 534 380
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Cake Heaven

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
mike_blakeuk
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Matlock
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Matlock
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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liverpool
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nice to see a park where money is still being spent by the local authority. Plenty to do, bowling green, good playground for kids, dog walking area, riverside walks, and a smashing cafe.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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49 reviews 49 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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