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.
2018 Lea Gardens - Open daily 10 - 5.30 - from 1 March - see website for days and times.
Tea Room. Limited disabled access.
- Street: Lea Gardens
- Postcode: DE4 5GH
- City: Lea, Matlock
- County: Derbyshire
- Country: United Kingdom
- Telephone: 01629 534 380
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