Dorothy Clive Garden

Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4EU

Tel: 01630 647237

Add Dorothy Clive Garden to your Itinerary

Product Image
  • Product Image
  • Product Image
  • Product Image

Book Tickets Online

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

TripAdvisor

Contact Us

Tel: 01630 647237

Tel: 01630 647237

What's Nearby

  1. The Firs Pottery

    All day pottery workshops in the heart of Cheshire, design, make and glaze your own pot.

    6.5 miles away
  2. Cheshire Wildlife Trust

    Cheshire Wildlife Trust has been working for wildlife on your doorstep throughout the…

    6.62 miles away
  3. Overwater Marina

    OverWater is set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside close to the vibrant village of…

    7.28 miles away
  1. Audlem Mill

    The ground floor has gifts, canal guides and books set amongst the hoppers and chutes of…

    7.43 miles away
  2. Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

    For over 60 years this vast underground complex remained secret. The 35,000 sq ft…

    8.52 miles away
  3. Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

    Extensive ornamental gardens dominated by romantic Gothic Castle, built in 1801 of local…

    8.59 miles away
  4. St Nicholas's Chapel

    Located within the Park St. Nicholas's Chapel is well worth a visit to admire its stained…

    8.59 miles away
  5. Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

    Dominated by the beautiful romantic gothic style castle these extensive ornamental…

    8.61 miles away
  6. Brookfield Golf Club

    Brookfield Golf Club is situated in the village of Hankelow, Cheshire on the A529…

    8.8 miles away
  7. Swanley Bridge Marina Ltd

    Swanley Bridge Marina is a 315 berth marina. This pristine development is located on the…

    10.02 miles away
  8. Nantwich Riverside

    The riverside area of Nantwich is home to the saline spring that feeds the outdoor…

    10.32 miles away
  9. Dagfields Crafts and Antiques

    Craft workshops and 5 giant antique emporiums with 150 dealers and animal village.

    10.55 miles away
  10. Dorfold Hall Gardens

    The hall's 18 acres of gardens reflect four centuries of gardening fashion. Open April to…

    10.59 miles away
  11. Dorfold Hall

    A Jacobean house built in 1616, with beautifully-plastered ceilings, oak panelling and…

    10.69 miles away
  12. Parish Church of St Mary

    A 13th century building known as the 'Cathedral of South Cheshire'.

    10.74 miles away
  13. Nantwich Canal Centre Ltd

    Enjoy a day out along the Canal in their purpose built day boat. Designed for all…

    10.82 miles away
Previous Next

Related

Sunday, 12th April 2020 - Monday, 13th April 2020

Easter Plant Hunters' Fair at The Dorothy Clive Garden
more info

Sunday, 30th August 2020 - Monday, 31st August 2020

Summer Plant Hunters' Fair at The Dorothy Clive Garden
more info
Visit Chester and Cheshire

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss