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Dorothy Clive Garden

Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4EU

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Tel: 01630 647237

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About Us

Just across the Staffordshire border this magical 12 acre garden was created in 1939, when Colonel Harry Clive began his transformation of a disused Victorian quarry for his wife Dorothy. Today explore a garden including a laburnum arch, alpine scree with pool, rose walk, AGM border, edible woodland, seasonal borders and rhododendron filled woodland with waterfall. All in a contemporary informal setting. Relax in the tearoom with terrace lawn hosting spectacular views and enjoy delicious homemade food including light lunches, scones and cakes.

The Dorothy Clive Garden is open every day from 1st April to 30th September, 10am to 5.30pm and then every weekend from the start of October through to the end of March 10am to 4pm.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - High Season£8.50 per ticket
Adult - Low Season£3.50 adult
Child - Low Season£2.00 child
Children (0-5 years of age) - High SeasonFree
Children (5 - 17 years of age) - High Season£2.00 child

Groups - Discounted rate of £6.50 per person.


Road Directions

Situated on the A51, midway between Nantwich and Stone. Only 7 miles from M6, jct 15 take A53 west, then A51 north.


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Recent Reviews:

  • psychicliv
    Trip Type:
    Excellent mother's day tea with vegan & vegetarian well catered for
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th March 2018
    I booked afternoon tea for my mother, my sister, my partner, daughter (under 3) and I this last Sunday. My partner was wary as being vegan,offerings are often very limited (and mother's day in... Read full review
  • Traveller5954
    Stone, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Very enjoyable Mothers Day Afternoon Tea
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th March 2018
    Had a wonderful Mothers Day afternoon tea. We were a group including a vegetarian and a vegan and everyone was catered for. It is actually the first time I have seen a vegan being catered for so... Read full review
  • deborahgregory73
    Market Drayton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Mother's Day Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th March 2018
    Amazing......visited with my mum and mother-in-law for afternoon tea. A lovely selection of sandwiches, savouries and cakes, unlimited tea or coffee along with the best scones with clotted cream and... Read full review

Opening Times

Low Season - 2015 (1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)
High Season - 2018 (1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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