Dorothy Clive Garden

Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4EU

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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.

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.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Tippsd
    Melbourne
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Disappointment
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th July 2018
    All the way from Australia after following all reviews. All were great. Sadly on arrival we were met with gardens that really showed no likeness to website and brochures. It would be nice if the web... Read full review
  • markH8236GX
    Essex, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Varied landscaping and planting. Something for everyone
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th July 2018
    A great place to spend a few hours. Lovely sunny herbaceous borders and lawns in one part, and shady wooded area in another part. A quarry and waterfall also add variety so there is something of... Read full review
  • Achnerm
    Crewe, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Suffering from the heat
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd July 2018
    Firstly I hadn’t read the small print on the gardeners world 2 for 1 tickets, it wasn’t valid here until the 1st July, we went in anyway but it is expensive. The gardens are large divided into a... Read full review

Opening Times

High Season - 2018 (1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30*
Low Season - 2015 (1 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019)
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Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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