Welcome to Cascades Gardens: a garden to visit in Derbyshire and Bed and Breakfast accommodation

Cascades is a garden to visit in Derbyshire near Matlock with unique and charming B&B accommodation near Chatsworth.

Cascades Gardens is a fascinating and spectacular 4 acre public garden, with a ruined corn mill, canal, stream, cliff and many waterfalls. Every season brings new surprises with hosts of snowdrops, hellebores, daffodils and unusual perennial flowers, trees, shrubs and conifers.Many of the plants are available in our plant nursery

Luxury Bed and Breakfast ideal for Summer breaks in Derbyshire

Cascades, our bed and breakfast in Derbyshire, is elegant and distinctive, with a wealth of special features from the owners travels to Tibet, India, China and Tanzania. Ideal for a relaxing Derbyshire Summer break, you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District and the historic Chatsworth House while you stay in our charming and comfortable bed and breakfast in Derbyshire.

Our well appointed rooms all have seperate luxury bathrooms (the Garden Suite has a spa bath for two!) and are extremely comfortable with everything you could wish for. Telephone us now to book for a great relaxing holiday in the Derbyshire countryside.

Plants For Sale

Hellebores Gallery 8

Helibores now available from our nursery

Cascades Gardens’ secluded location, luxurious furnishings and warm welcome make it perfect for honeymoons or romantic breaks in Derbyshire.

Our family run B&B is located in the village of Bonsall, just outside Matlock close to Matlock Bath, Derbyshire. The house, which dates back to 1823 is full of character, and our fascinating 4 acre public garden make us truly unique Peak District Accommodation.







  • Cascades Gardens inspired by Japanese Gardens

    In the Summer of 1996 in the same year that I bought The Cascades, I visited Kyoto, Japan. I wanted to re-visit one of the most famous and inspiring gardens The Daisen In, at DETORI Monastery. I arranged to sit with the Abbot at 8.30am to have a tea ceremony and discussion with him on the meditation platform beside the garden. I admired the miniature garden of rocks, raked gravel and miniature trees representing a mountain valley and river going under a stone bridge and was inspired. I was fascinated and my spirit uplifted by the peaceful representation of a mountain valley. The aim of a Japanese garden is typically to create a representation of nature in which human involvement is concealed and the garden at Daisen In was a superb example. Cascades Gardens already has a beautiful natural setting of cliffs, stream, waterfalls and woodland. We don’t have to invent nature but try to manage and enhance it. The garden is designed to blend into the natural landscape. An extensive rockery with a collection of over 80 dwarf conifers. Alpine plants that cascade over the old 18th century stone walls and base of the 80ft cliff. A wide range of shade-loving ferns and plants, and stumpery in the woodland. Double Hellebores and Hostas that love the moist lime soil and semi-shade An extensive 50 metre perennial border alongside the canal.     At every turn of the 4 four acres there are seats to enjoy each “garden room”. Places to […]

Garden Opening Times

Open everyday from 1st April to 30th September 2015, 10am until 5:30pm.

The garden can be viewed by arrangement any time throughout the year.

Adults: £5.00 / Season Tickets: £12.00
Children (under 12): Free

Dogs on a lead are welcome.