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Lea Gardens

Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
+44 1629 534380
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Glorious colours

Four miles of paths in a hillside garden which was a blaze of colour from rhododendrons and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wonderful rhododendrons in May

We visited in mid-May when the rhododendrons were at their best. The only word to describe them is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Lea, Matlock DE4 5GH, England
+44 1629 534380
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Four miles of paths in a hillside garden which was a blaze of colour from rhododendrons and azaleas, well worth a visit?

Thank Tranter
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in mid-May when the rhododendrons were at their best. The only word to describe them is 'voluptuous' and to walk between and under them on the winding paths in this old quarry that has been lovingly planted and maintained over the years by...More

Thank nananel125
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the rhododendrons and azaleas. Wow! So many beautiful flowers and colours. The paths are mostly accessible to wheel chair and buggy but some areas are quite steep. Worth it though. It poured with rain all the while we were there but...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous gardens with meandering paths amongst a rainbow of rhododendron colours plus many other flowers and trees. Beautifully designed and meticulously maintained gardens well worth a visit - bring your camera! I've taken dozens of photos as the light rain added depth to the colour...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb gardens offering a wonderful visitor experience, and not expensive in comparison with other attractions in the area. The garden is well laid out with many paths winding through it. The rhododendrons and azaleas were stunning. Having only just had breakfast, we didn't visit the...More

Thank PeteFellow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better than we expected in early May. Parking outside on "Long Lane" was OK Toilets just at entrance. Steep walking in places but plenty of seats - quite unusual!

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to have our 3rd visit here as we havent been for a while, a beautiful sunny day and the Gardens were full of bloom, lots of Rhododendrons on view as well as a few other plants too . We decided to have a...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Lea gardens is a gem of a garden that I think the locals keep a secret. I only knew about it because I visited as a kid and was in the area at a good time to see rhododendrons. It was Easter weekend so we...More

Thank Kayarejay
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Such an amazing varieties and colours in a lovely Dell too. Plants for sale. Nice cafe. Might be a bit difficult for less able people in parts.

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely afternoon strolling around the gardens admiring the riot of colour. The gardens are spectacular, well maintained with every possible variety of rhododendron. Well worth the entry to see this eco system and bee haven. Followed by tea and cake enjoying afternoon sun looking over...More

Thank Fizzy P
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Is Lea Gardens open on Sundays?
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
Is it wheelchair accessible?
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
Sharon L
Can we bring the dog
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.