Lea Gardens

Lea Gardens, near Matlock, Derbyshire

Lea Gardens is a unique collection of highly acclaimed rhododendrons, azaleas kalmias and other plants collected from the far corners of the world.

The Lea Gardens, near Matlock in Derbyshire are sited on the remains of a medieval millstone quarry and cover an area of approximately 4 acres (1.6ha) on a wooded hillside. The excellent rock Garden contain a huge variety of alpines with acers, dwarf conifers, heathers and spring bulbs.
Bird life has been encouraged in quiet woodland walks below the main gardens. This area, planted with ornamental trees and specie rhododendrons, contains many assorted bird-boxes donated by friends of Lea Gardens. The colours, scents and natural bird life can best be appreciated on a quiet weekday.

Opening times Lea Gardens 

Open daily 10am- 5.30pm from 1st March - see website for days and times.
Tea Room. Limited disabled access.


  • Telephone: 01629 534 380
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  • Street: Lea Gardens
  • Postcode: DE4 5GH
  • City: Lea, Matlock
  • County: Derbyshire
  • Country: United Kingdom


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