Dorothy Clive Garden, Willoughbridge 1111

Market Drayton, England, Staffordshire

Brief Description

This early 20th-century garden occupies a disused quarry. The woodland garden features some of the original rhododendrons. There is also an alpine garden, gravel garden and mixed borders.

History

The garden was laid out in 1937. It was the vision of Colonel Clive, designed for his wife Dorothy.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open daily between March and September. See:

http://www.dorothyclivegarden....

for details.

More information

Detailed Description

There is excellent woodland planting, and some of the first planted rhododendrons still thrive. The subsequent planting shows a wide variety of microclimates.

From 1967, a new area was developed with advice from John Codrington. This is a garden valued for its horticultural richness, still being developed by the head gardener, George Lovatt.

Features

Plant Environment

  • Quarry Garden
  • Environment
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open daily between March and September. See:

http://www.dorothyclivegarden....

for details.

Directions

From the M6, take junction 15. Follow the A53 then the A51. The site is half-way between Stone and Nantwich.

Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Maer
Associated People

Just one person associated to Dorothy Clive Garden, Willoughbridge

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