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“Excellent garden for all seasons”

Dorothy Clive Garden
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This 12 acre garden is a lovely, picturesque and relaxing place packed with plants of interest throughout the year. A winter garden, laburnum tunnel, alpine scree with pool, rose walk, edible woodland, seasonal borders and rhododendron filled woodland with waterfall are just some of the highlights you will find here. The garden is both intimate and informal with a network of meandering paths that invite you to explore. Relax in the tearoom with adjoining terrace lawn that affords some wonderful views into the surrounding Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire countryside. Originally designed by Colonel Clive for the love of his wife, The Dorothy Clive Garden was set up as a charitable garden trust with the objectives of maintaining, enhancing and developing a garden inspired by the memory of the late Dorothy Clive. Today the garden is expressly intended to be used for the enjoyment and benefit of the public and to support ongoing horticultural education. The garden hosts a range of horticulturally inspired events throughout the open season, including the twice yearly Plant Hunters' Fair and the Annual Chilli Festival. There are also special events for children including garden trails, giant games and summer picnics.
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The garden is in two sections: the greater part is devoted to trees, shrubs and borders, with the reminder being the quarry garden. From the lower car park you can wander around the garden and arboretum, enjoying views to the Shropshire countryside beyond. The seasonal border was, in late July, very hot with fiery displays of Canna, Dahlia and Crocosmia, just to name a few. There are wonderful displays of roses and white Nicotiana above the Camellia walk.
There are winding paths in the quarry garden centred around a waterfall. At its head is a proud stag bolving

And, there is a tearoom serving lovely lunches!

1  Thank Pinkertonx
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

This Dorothy Clive Garden was created by her husband Colonel Harry Clive in the 1940's, it is fantastic. Definitely one not to miss. Take a walk through the various themed gardens. The colour is in abundance and made you really feel Summery. Cosy little tearoom with delicious home baked goodies to munch on afterwards. Take the time to view this little Gem of a 12 acre garden.

Thank Rosemary W
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

A beautiful day out, thoroughly recommend. Great views and the well set out gardens offer excellent ideas to take home and try.

1  Thank Nichola B
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

This was a very beautiful garden. It is built in a quarry, so the paths are rather steep. Lovely views over surrounding countryside.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Just beautiful, can't imagine having this type of inspiration. Now need to visit each season to see the changes - at this time it was very majestic and full of colour a must if your in the area.

1  Thank ShropshirePandA
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