Lea Gardens

Where Rainbows Grow


During the spring and early summer, you will find one of England's finest collections of rhododendrons and azaleas. The spectacular colours have to be seen to be believed.  The gardens also include many rare trees, shrubs and alpine plants.  Visitors may wander through the gardens, which are recognised internationally, or relax and admire the spectacular views across the Derwent Valley.


The Tea Garden Café offers a range of fair-trade tea and coffee together with scrumptious homemade cakes making the perfect tranquil setting for a spot of lunch after your tour around the beautiful gardens.  Locally made ice-cream from Bluebells Dairy and gluten free cakes on offer too.


Look out for the events and the annual Music Day for a special treat.


Lea Gardens,

Long Lane, Lea, Matlock,

Derbyshire.  DE4 5GH

Telephone  Enquiries and bookings:

01629 534380





Daily Tickets: Adults £6.00 (£5.00 July-August), Children (up to 15 yrs) £1.00.


Season Tickets: For this season our popular season tickets are priced at only £12.00 and are valid for 1 Adult for unlimited year- long access, children up to 15yrs are FREE when accompanied by a season ticket holder.


The teashop is now closed until 1st March 2022. 2021 Season ticket holders are still welcome to wander around the gardens. Others are also welcome, and a box is available at the gate for voluntary contributions towards the maintenance of the gardens.