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The Dorothy Clive Garden

Market Drayton Shropshire England
Description : 

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 gift room.

Enjoy Staffs Tourism Awards GOLD 2018 2The Dorothy Clive Garden won Gold in the Staffordshire 2018 Tourism Awards 'Best small visitor attraction' category. Curator of the Dorothy Clive Garden, Kathryn Robey said, "This is no small achievement in the current climate and a huge achievement by the whole team at the Dorothy Clive Garden. We would love to say thank you to all staff, volunteers, trustees, patrons and members who support us so well."
The Garden has also been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant which will enable us to record, document and tell the story of the garden for future generations. Since the National Lottery was set up in 1994 over £4million has been raised to protect and celebrate Newcastle's heritage. From repairing historic places of worship to commemorating the world wars and from celebrating local traditions to opening up historic gardens, National Lottery players have supported over 70 community projects across the borough.

2019 promises to be a vintage year at the Dorothy Clive Garden., with some wonderful events taking place including 2 Plant Hunters Fair's in April and August and our 8th Annual Chilli, Cheese and Chocolate Festival in September. 

The garden is open 10.00am - 5.30pm daily from mid March until the end of September. There are various events taking place, please see our website for further details

There is also a garden tea room with a terrace lawn which is open from 10.00am - 5.00pm for mid morning snacks, lunch and afternoon tea (with home baking).

Situated on the A51 on the north Staffordshire/Shropshire border, the Dorothy Clive Garden is two miles out of Woore village, mid way between Nantwich and Stone. From the M6, exit at junction 15 and take the A 53 then the A51.

Facilities are available for disabled visitors. Parking is free and dogs are admitted on leads.

Prices in the High season (mid March – 3th Sept) :

£8.50 per adult, £2.00 children aged 5-17, a yearly membership is £17 (single) £34 (joint)

For further information, please contact our Administrator on 01630 647237 or email at

DSC01073DSC01231Narcissus Jack Snipe on the daffodil walk

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Wightwick Manor and Gardens

Wolverhampton Staffordshire England
Description : 

The haven of a romantic industrialist, Wightwick's timber beams and barley twist chimneys, rich William Morris furnishings and Pre-Raphaelite paintings make it an idyllic time capsule of Victorian nostalgia for medieval England.


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Biddulph Grange Garden

Biddulph Staffordshire England
Description : 

This Victorian garden was the product of one man's vision to present his collection of plants from around the world.


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David Austin Roses

Wolverhampton Staffordshire England

Consall Hall Landscape Gardens

Stoke on Trent Staffordshire England
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