Lea Gardens

Last updated: 22 November 2022

Address and contact details
Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5GH
Tel: 01629 534380, 01629 534260
Fax: 01629 534260
Latitude: 53° 07' 05" N
Longitude: 01° 31' 19" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1935
Ownership:Private, Mr & Mrs J. Tye
Contact person: Mr and Mrs J. Tye and Peter Tye
Total Staff:5
Accessions:Implicit collection of rhododendrons and azaleas.
Physical environment
Altitude:200 m
Soil type:Loam, acid
Aspect:South and west
Total area:2 ha
Plant collection
Special genera within the collections:
Rhododendron, Azalea, Kalmias
Record Keeping:No records kept
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden brochure & Plant catalogue
Identifications:Undertakes free identifications for the general public
Teaching and Education:Higher and public education
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, plant shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:12,000
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm March 20-June 30
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden was originally the collection of industrialist John Marsden-Smedley. It was extended and widened in scope by the present owners, who constantly strive to improve it.
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