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Lea Gardens

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Address: Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
Phone Number: 44 1629 534 380
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good tea room

very pleasant way to spend a few hours and the tea shop is pretty good as well really nice and good cuppa

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

very pleasant way to spend a few hours and the tea shop is pretty good as well really nice and good cuppa

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is a fabulous site during the rhododendron season. Very hilly so not too good for access but otherwise a lovely meander down and round the plants. Still worth a visit out of season though as it is very peaceful. A lovely cafe at the entrance which can be visited without paying to enter the gardens. Lovely atmosphere and good... More 

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Belper, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I'm so sorry to see such a negative review from the lady, earlier. It's completely contrary to my own experience of Lea Gardens. I've been going there for 5 years or more, usually on a Sunday afternoon. It's glorious in May and June when the plants are in full flower but even when they aren't it's such a pleasure to... More 

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1 Thank Dave I
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Had jacket potato, beans and salad. The beans were luke warm. The salad was covered in a sickly sweet cheap balsamic glaze. The jacket potato was so overcooked, it was soggy and tasted awful. The parking was haphazard, you had to park on the roadside. Staff not particularly friendly or helpful.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

A delightful evening was spent on the 11th September in the Tea Room, live music, excellent food & friendly atmosphere a splendid evening, thank you to Becky & the team. Looking forward to the next event.

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Belper, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Amazing gardens particularly of rhododendrons and azaleas which are fabulous in May and June. Tearooms a delight at any time of the year with homemade cakes and tea and coffee at a very reasonable price. You can sit outside with a beautiful views of the garden and beyond to the hills. It is a sharp right of the main road... More 

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Matlock
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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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.

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Derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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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 

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