Dorothy Clive Garden

Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4EU

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Tel: 01630 647237

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About Us

The Dorothy Clive Garden; an inspiration for all seasons.

The peaceful and serene Dorothy Clive Garden was created in 1940 when Colonel Harry Clive began his transformation of a disused Victorian quarry for his wife Dorothy, who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease.  The garden became the focus of Colonel Clive’s life and in 1958 he set up the Willoughbridge Garden Trust to preserve Dorothy's memory. The charity has two key purposes which are to maintain, enhance and further develop a garden inspired by the memory of the late Dorothy Clive to be used for the enjoyment of the public, and to promote and support horticultural education, for the continuing benefit of both students and the general public. These two charitable objects are underpinned by an ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability and ecological sensitivity.

Both intimate and informal, the 12 acre site boasts a Royal Botanic Glasshouse, winter garden, edible woodland, spectacular woodland quarry with waterfall, dazzling azaleas and rhododendrons, thousands of spring bulbs, spectacular summer flower borders, a pool and alpine scree, a rose walk and zingy tropical borders. The garden also includes a south facing Hillside Garden, providing a wealth of seasonal interest. Plant enthusiasts will find many unusual species throughout the garden along with many specimens of trees and shrubs.

Delicious homemade scones, light lunches and a selection of sumptuous cakes are available in the garden tearoom. Plants and gifts are also available to purchase in the giftroom.

For seasonal opening times and more information about the garden, the 2020 events programme and adult learning programme, please visit: www.dorothyclivegarden.co.uk


 

Guide Prices

Low Season:
Adults - £4.00
0-4’s - Free Admission and Members
Over 5-17 - £2.00

High Season:
Adults - £9.00
0-4’s and Members - Free Admission
Over 5-17 - £2.00

Opening Times

Low Season - 2019/2021 (14 Oct 2020 - 13 Mar 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
High Season - 2021 (14 Mar 2021 - 18 Oct 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30

Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

The closest bus stop is ‘Blackbrook, Maerway Lane, Chapel’ which is approximately 1 mile away from the Dorothy Clive Garden.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Lauren1556
    Not your average review
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 4th October 2020
    This is a slightly different review to the usual. I have worked with the team in the tearoom at Dorothy Clive Garden for the past two summer seasons when I was home from university. I have to say... Read full review
  • dolly431
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
    Lovely autumn walk
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 16th October 2020
    Absolutely loved this garden, my husband and I visited for the first time and really enjoyed it, this garden is stunning in autumn, the colours of the trees were so vibrant, the waterfall is very... Read full review
  • DLFDLFDLFDLF
    Yoxall, United Kingdom
    Lovely little garden
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 23rd October 2020
    A beautiful small garden with lots of interest and variety. Nice little tea room too - fantastic cheese scone and soup. Read full review

Contact Us

Tel: 01630 647237

Tel: 01630 647237

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