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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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Derbyshire does Cornwall ( without the sea!)

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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 

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harrogate
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26 helpful votes 26 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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 

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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.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Sign posted from Cromford Canal expected a couple of minute walk ... Turned out to be a 3 mile hike up a very steep hill through Holloway and beyond ... No sandwiches after 2.30pm I was starving .... Please alter your sign post from the village of Whatstandwell

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Lea Gardens between Whatstandwell and Matlock, great gardens with a large variety of rhododendrons and azaleas. We took a walk from Whatstandwell railway station over the hills and arrived at Lean Gardens for morning coffee, It opens at 10.00am – 5.00pm. May is the month to visit as all plants are in bloom. We spent a nice 2 Hrs. here... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Wonderful gardens full of huge variety of rhododendrons and azaleas. Winding paths and some steps to take you around the beds. Nice cafe with seating inside and out.

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Derby England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Yes, you MUST see the gardens in all their glory at the right time of the year which is NOW (May) and not complain about a lack of blooms when you come at the end of June as it would seem that some people have no idea or sense! The blooms and displays are quite spectacular and one gets lost... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Really nice gardens with spectacular rhododendron/azalea displays. Pity some of the staff were a bit overstretched (cafe) or otherwise occupied (shop).

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South Yorkshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our visit was pre-planned and it was unfortunate that the weather was disappointing, to say the least! However, after a welcome hot drink in the cafe we set off to explore the many little paths all lined with rhododendrons and azaleas of the most amazing colours. The flowers had stood up well to the heavy rain showers and the garden... More 

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Address: Address: Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
Phone Number: 44 1629 534 380
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock

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