This is the entrance to Lea Gardens, near Matlock in Derbyshire. But first you have to get past the café and its display of cakes, which must be one of the best for miles. This gem of a garden was created out of a quarry by the local mill owner many years ago and was inspired by Bodnant in North Wales. This was the right time of year to be there as the azaleas and rhododendrons were in full spate.  The winding paths lead you in unexpected directions but there are beautiful views whichever way you go. This was on the way home from Carsington Water, another lovely spot for a relaxing weekend.


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