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Lea Gardens

Address : Long Lane
Address : Lea
Town/City : Matlock
County : Derbyshire
Country : England
Post code : DE4 5GH
Phone : 01629 534380
Web Site :  www.leagarden.co.uk

Nestling in a south-west-facing slope, looking across to one of the 1,000-foot (305m) peaks ofthe Pennine chain. Lea Gardens is a woodland garden planted with a unique collection ofhighly acclaimed rhododendrons, azaleas, kalmias and other specimens collected from the far corners of the world.



derby leagard2The Gardens are sited on the remains of a medieval millstone quarry and cover an area of approximately 4 acres with a mile of pathways. The renowned speciality gardens include an excellent rock garden containing a huge variety of alpines with acers, dwarf conifers, heathersand 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.

Come along and enjoy the beautiful colours, scents and natural bird life of the site. Special events including the Lea Garden Music Day add to the ambiance and celebratory mood.
Plant Sales- the specialist nursery has an extensive selection of rhododendrons, azaleas and kalmias for sale.

The Tea Gardens Café offers the perfect tranquil setting to enjoy fair-trade tea, speciality coffee and homemade cakes after your tour around the beautiful gardens. Lea Gardens uses locally sourced ingredients.

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Home for the Museum is a late Georgian house with Victorian extensions. It was both a family home and school accommodation before becoming a museum in the 1980's.

Many original features remain and visitors can enjoy the garden with unrivalled views across the Erewash Valley.

We are open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm). During school holidays, with the exception of Christmas and bank holiday Mondays, we are open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm.

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Admission to the museum is free.