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Beautiful gardens

The rhodendrons are spectacular, an abundant riot of colours. The grounds are extensive over a... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Small but colourfull

Small but very colourful garden with azalais and rhododendrons rock features giving it great... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

The rhodendrons are spectacular, an abundant riot of colours. The grounds are extensive over a hilly ex-quarry site, so not good for disabled persons. The tea rooms are well served with delicious home made cakes and scones. However more garden maintenance is required to enhance...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Small but very colourful garden with azalais and rhododendrons rock features giving it great character.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hungryveganfamily
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Having perused the Lea Gardens leaflet we decided to visit mid July as it was stated open until the end of August so assumed an interesting worthwhile visit would be on offer. We paid our entrance fee to view dead flowers and no colour anywhere,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Visited a bit too late to see at its best with the rhododendron blooms gone but that said it’s still a lovely place to walk round and made us put in the calendar for May next year. End of season is 25/7 until March. After...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cleggyb
Reviewed 5 July 2018

A visual and sensual pleasure. you can buy tea and cake too! It is a delightful historic garden well maintained and with modern facilities.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank clivorton
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Our yearly visit to Lea Gardens as always was a treat which our group from Breadsall always enjoys. Such a beautiful spot away from the the maddening days of work etc. To walk around the paths and see more and more colours and variety of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sandy2915
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Despite checking for wheelchair access , when we arrived we found it would have been virtually impossible for my Carer to push me around. Chose to have something in the cafe. My Carer ordered 2 coffees and 2 rounds of cheese on toast. Very tasty,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Teddy F
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We visited this garden in mid-May on a spectacular sunny day and the Rhododendrons were in full bloom, a spectacular sight and very pleasant walk along the may twisting tracks. There is a cafe on site which is also excellent, though small but in fine...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We were advised by a couple of walkers whilst in the Peak district for this "must see" place....it was a couple of miles from Riber in Matlock where we were staying. Entrance was £5 pp...no concessions for elderly/disabled. Having paid and walked through the archway...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sumonb321
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had a lovely afternoon with friends (and well-behaved dogs and child) ambling amongst the wandering paths through the brightly coloured rhododendron bushes. The paths are so winding that, although there were quite a few people there, often there was no-one else in sight. I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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24 April 2017|
Response from phil M | Reviewed this property |
Yes lee gardens is open every day now until the end of August. we spent another lovely afternoon walking around Lee garden yesterday, lots more colour than even three weeks ago, so many azaleas and rhododendrons now in... More
15 August 2016|
Response from Gerard A | Reviewed this property |
Not really. Can view from cafe terrace but not really within garden due to slope
18 July 2015|
Response from Marusja H | Reviewed this property |
I have seen many people with dogs there, so I would say the answer is yes.