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Dorothy Clive Garden

Dorothy Clive Garden -


Market Drayton


Tel : +44 01630 647237

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£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.

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Recent News

The Dorothy Clive Garden is now open every weekend during February and March 2013.

The Dorothy Clive Garden – a Charitable Garden Trust - will be opening exclusively on all weekends during February and March 2013 from 10.00am until 4.00pm at the special discounted fundraising price of £3.50 per person. Children between 0-4 are admitted for free and 5-17s are admitted at £2.00.

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posted 20/02/2013 12:00:00

Glorious display of autumn colour at Dorothy Clive Gardens

The Dorothy Clive Garden is currently hosting a glorious display of Autumn colour.

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posted 16/10/2012 12:00:00



By Road

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.

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Dorothy Clive Garden - Dorothy Clive Garden -

Dorothy Clive Garden facilities include:

  • Dogs restrictions
  • In countryside
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Guided tours available for groups
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Café/restaurant
  • Picnic site
  • On site parking
  • Groups accepted
  • Toilets

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

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