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The Dorothy Clive Garden, Shropshire

This charming 12-acre garden was created by the late Colonel Clive in memory of his wife and is now run by the Willoughbridge Garden Trust. But it’s quite spectacular at this time of year, so do make the effort to visit if you can.

Dorothy Clive Garden, Charlotte Weychan

The gardens are divided into two main areas – The Quarry Garden, which is cut into into a steep hill and filled with a fine collection of rhododendrons and azaleas – and the Hillside Garden. There is also a Gravel Garden which was added in 1990 to commemorate the garden’s 50th anniversary.

Dorothy Clive Garden - Charlotte Weychan

Colonel Harry Clive started the garden in 1936, when he began clearing pathways through the disused gravel quarry adjacent to his home, so that his disabled wife, Dorothy, could walk there. And the garden continued to grow as he collected more and more rhododendrons. Today there are more than 250 species and cultivars and it is one of the finest collections in the country. Why not read on for The Galloping Gardener’s full review?

Dorothy Clive Garden Charlotte Weychan

Contact Details

The Dorothy Clive Garden, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire. TF9 4EU.
T: 01630 647237 E:

Opening Days and Times

Open every day from 1st April until September 30th 2014
From 10am to 5:30pm

Adults £6.75
Concession (State pensioner or student with NUS card) £6.25
Children 0-4 Free 5-17 £2.00