Visit the Dorothy Clive garden

Market Drayton, Shropshire

The Dorothy Clive Garden was created as a demonstration of love. Discover the intimacy and tranquillity of this special garden.

Woven into the Shropshire countryside is the garden that was created in the 1940s from a disused quarry by Colonel Harry Clive, for the enjoyment and pleasure of his wife, Dorothy. Colonel Clive’s ambition was to create a beautiful and fascinating garden where his ailing wife could enjoy her daily walks. The garden subsequently became the focus of his life and in 1958 it was set up as a charitable garden trust, to be used for the enjoyment and benefit of the public and horticultural education.

There are a variety of landscape features which invite you to explore and discover the intimacy and tranquillity of the garden, including a woodland garden and waterfall, hillside alpine scree and pool, 30m long laburnum arch, summer flowering rose walk, vibrant seasonal borders, edible woodland and a diverse collection of unusual plants, shrubs, trees including magnolias and camellias.

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The Dorothy Clive Garden is a true labour of loveThe Dorothy Clive Garden is a true labour of love © Dorothy Clive Garden

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