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Lea Gardens

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Address: Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
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Great rhode-show!

Really enjoyed our visit today. There are a reasonable number of rhododendrons out already and plenty more to come. Enough interest for children and gardeners alike. Highlights... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

expensive , smallest cappuccinos cups ever , not impressed . didnt look round gardens because all seemed to expensive .

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Thank Jill H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit today. There are a reasonable number of rhododendrons out already and plenty more to come. Enough interest for children and gardeners alike. Highlights included the little area at the top with daffodils and the frogs at the pond. The bacon sarnie in the teashop was a high point for me too! We'll be back!

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Thank mellydamoo
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We buy a season ticket each year to watch these beautiful gardens come to life through the season. The gardens are on a slope so not all areas are accessible to everyone, but even our parents, (80+) can get to parts to enjoy the colours.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you like Rhododendrons then you should visit Lea Gardens, because here you can see every conceivable shape, size and colour of Rhododendron. But choose the date of your visit to coincide with the flowering season. The gardens open on 01 March, and if you wish to wander around the various footpaths, and look, sniff, and marvel at the varieties,... More 

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1 Thank TruthfulReviewInfo
Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Such a beautiful place. The rhododendrons and other flowers I don't know the names of are amazing! There is a riot of colour in March/ April through to July/ August, depending on when our Spring falls. Another advantage of this place is the wonderful tearoom. The cakes are delicious, I find it hard to beat their chocolate cake, milk chocolate,... More 

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1 Thank Melanie S
Nottingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We visited Lea Gardens in May when it was the perfect time for the rhododendrons to be flowering and they are beautiful. It's a lovely place to go for a walk round and the cafe is very good too.

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Thank sallyb873
Derbyshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Called at Lea gardens they are absolutely beautiful. The cafe as gorgeous home made cakes and room to sit inside or out in the yard facing the Gardens.

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1 Thank Ruth635
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I can't speak for the gardens, but the coffee shop is a winner. Great cakes, good coffee and blooming gardens all around, off the beaten track but worth a slight detour.

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Thank PhilClarke11
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

My mum and I have been visiting Lea Gardens now for years. All the staff are friendly and very attentive. The cake selection is always fully stocked and the scones are amazing. It's such a peaceful place and definitely worth a visit.

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1 Thank Molly A
Matlock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The splendid flowers are pretty much over now but the cafe is always worth a visit. Boo and her team keep the standard high and brighten the day with their welcoming smiles. All the food is fresh and tasty, and the cakes...just looking at them adds calories!

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