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Ironbridge & Shropshire Attractions
Dorothy Clive Garden
Tel : +44 01630 647237
£4.75 - £4.75
£5.50 - £5.50
Colonel Harry Clive, a local landowner & Justice of the Peace, lived with Dorothy at Elds Gorse - the large white house to the west of the garden. Here, in 1940, he began work on the Quarry Garden, then a disused nineteenth century gravel quarry, to create a place where Dorothy, who suffered from Parkinson's Disease, could take her daily exercise.
Sadly, in April 1942, Dorothy died but work on the garden continued unabated and in 1958, with the acquisition of more land the development of the Hillside Garden began. In the same year Harry set up the Willoughbridge Garden Trust to preserve the garden as a memorial to Dorothy and to provide a place for rest and recreation for the public.
Colonel Harry, the trust's first curator died in 1963, leaving a garden of beauty and interest throughout the seasons for everyone to enjoy.
Situated in North Staffordshire close to the Shropshire and Cheshire broders, the garden is located on the A51 road between Nantwich and Stone, two miles from the village of Woore.
By Public Transport
On the A51 midway between
Stone & Nantwich
4 miles south of
Bridgemere Garden World
By Car: Exit M6 at junction 15, take the A53 westbound then the A51 northbound.
Dorothy Clive Garden facilities include:
- Dogs restrictions
- In countryside
- Smoking not permitted
- Guided tours available for groups
- MasterCard accepted
- Visa accepted
- Picnic site
- On site parking
- Groups accepted
Dorothy Clive Garden accessibility includes:
- Clear signage throughout attraction, eg colour contrast, large letters, pictograms
- Designated parking within about 50 metres of main entrance
- Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
- Level access, ramp or lift to cafeteria
Contact - Dorothy Clive Garden
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Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is based in the former Victorian Music Hall and 13th Century Vaughan's Mansion. There are five main galleries (Roman, Medieval, Tudor, Stuart and The Shropshire Gallery) and a Special Exhibition Gallery to explore. These tell the story of Shrewsbury and Shropshire from pre-history to the modern day. Facilities include a cafe, Visitor Information Centre and Museum shop.