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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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Peak paradise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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18 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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It was wonderful wandering around, admiring the vast selection of blooms. Big ones, small ones every shade of pink you could wish for. Small charge to get in but well worht it as this goes towards the up keep. Would go again.

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Matlock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Last time I reviewed this delightful haven I focused almost entirely on the scrummy cakes. This time I will put that right and talk about the gardens...or rather I would if I wasn't left speechless by their beauty! This must be one of the best years ever for the flowering shrubs. Turning each corner as we walked along the well... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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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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Address: Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
Phone Number: 44 1629 534 380
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock

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