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Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire,
Staffordshire, TF9 4EU

01630 647237


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open 19th March - 25th Sept; Every day; 10am - 5.30pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes

7th & 21st Sept

Best Times of Year to Visit:

March - Sept

To see:

Spring bulbs, azaleas and Rhododendrons and Herbaceous borders

Admission Prices

Adult £5.50; Child free up to 16 years; Over 65's £ 4.75 Group £4.50pp daytime, £6 evening Membership cards to enable entry during the normal opening hours - Family £35, Over 65's £17, Single £21

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: No
Other Facilities & Comments:

Packed lunches available. Plant Hunters' Fairs 4th & 5th April, 29th & 30th August. There is an event, tour or activities every weekend including some for children see www.dorothyclivegarden.co.uk for information.

Garden Features & Events

Spectacular waterfall Mature rhododendrons and azaleas Colourful summer borders Daffodil Walk and Tulip Walk.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Slaters Country Inn New Hayes Farm The Swan, Woore Corbet Arms, Market Drayton


Hungersheath Farm

Inns & Pubs:

The Swan with Two Necks, Woore The Chetwode Arms, Pipe Gate, Shropshire The Falcon, Woore, Cheshire Bhurtpore Inn, Aston The Swan, Woore, Cheshire

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Market Drayton Nantwich

Description of Garden

The garden is particularly well-known for its woodland plantings established in a disused gravel quarry. A spectacular waterfall cascades between mature rhododendrons, azaleas and choice woodland plants. A south facing hillside garden provides views of surrounding countryside. A scree garden, water features and coloured summer borders are among the many delights.

History Of Garden

Colonel Clive himself and his friends, Kenneth Midgley (Landscape designer), Frank Knight (Director of Wisley), and John Codrington set about creating this peaceful garden in memory of Dorothy, the Colonel's wife, after she died in 1943.