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Cascades Gardens

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Calm, pleasant time spent here, peaceful setting

Found this gem when visiting Matlock. Very laid back, friendly welcome. Informative without being... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol W
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Excellent Gardens! ( after the flood)

Visited today, to be told by Alan ( the owner) that a flood had occurred in the week which had... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
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Cascades Gardens is a beautiful and interesting garden to visit in Derbyshire, in the historic village of Bonsall near Matlock. Ideal for garden enthusiasts, plantsmen and for those who just want to relax in the beautiful natural surroundings and...more
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Clatterway, Bonsall, Matlock DE4 2AH, England
+44 1629 822813
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this gem when visiting Matlock. Very laid back, friendly welcome. Informative without being obtrusive. Bench numbers with explanations of view and plants lovely touch. Plants for sale beautiful collection, well priced, would even dig up a specific plant and pot if required. Enjoyed a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Carol W
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Visited today, to be told by Alan ( the owner) that a flood had occurred in the week which had washed away some of the paths. Don’t be put off as everything is still looking great! The gardens have coped very well with the amount...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank recallrich
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

A lovely garden lovingly created over 22 years. We will go back earlier in the season to see it at its best. Really enjoyed it. 10 numbered benches placed to give maximum enjoyment of different sections with a description of the plants around you. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Decided to visit after reading other people's favourable reviews and we wanted to combine with a visit to Matlock too. A little bit off the beaten track and up a small hill, we parked in the large open ground next door but there are a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

A most unusual garden created over time through passionate effort from nothing at all using plants that I could recognise (even though I'm not a gardener). There is a basic way to walk around the four acres but many cross-paths and themed areas with seats...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Alan186346
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice to walk around. Staff are nice. For £5 entry it needs to have more to see or lower entry cost. Mine was interesting to walk down and torch was provided. Flowers were wilted but it has recently been very hot. River was also dried...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EmmaKetchup
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The whole garden is beautiful. The owner has created different types of garden each with a bench (12 in all) and they range from a conifer/rock garden to a meditation/Zen garden. Each bench is sited to make the most of the view, be that a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jackie D
Reviewed July 15, 2018

One of those slightly quirky, privately run gardens which are such a contrast to the big estate gardens. Situated in the ruins of an old corn mill with lots of small waterfalls and other water features (hence the name) although definitely suffering from the prolonged...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Michael K
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Visited after seeing reviews, but didn't find anything of much interest, not worth for entry cost of £5.00pp. Nothing much to see or to do.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LusciousLupins
Alan C, Owner at Cascades Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Sorry to hear that our garden was not to your taste. Our visitors enjoy the 10 meditation seats with a guide to take you around the garden, the great variety of plants, trees and shrubs, the newly lit mining tunnel, the woodland walk to the...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018

This was a surprise day out, the weather was glorious, the owners were very friendly and explained about the gardens, they gave us a description sheet which we found very useful, there was plenty of seating around the gardens. A very relaxing and quiet place....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Margaret T
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March 19, 2016|
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Response from AlanC149 | Property representative |
Hi, our garden open every year 1 April to end September. Opening hours are 11am-5.30pm every day, except Fridays.