and that quintessentially English gardening tradition of
informality, epitomise the ‘essence’ of The Dorothy Clive Garden.
This jewel of horticulture, nestling between the boundaries of Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire, is a garden
that must be seen if you have a love of plants and a sense of romance.
conceived by one man’s immense love for his wife, the gardens
now offer a wonderfully mature setting for all visitors to relax,
stroll around and draw inspiration from the creative blend of plants
imaginatively used everywhere.
gardens have something special to offer throughout the growing
season. In early spring blankets
of bulbs emerge around the garden and Camellia Walk bursts into
life. As this begins to fade a wonderful woodland spectacle erupts
focusing on Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Bluebells. Continuous with
and following on from this, early summer heralds successive waves of
herbaceous perennials to stimulate the senses. With high summer and
early autumn repeat flowering bedding schemes and various shrubs
perpetuate horticultural interest right the way through to the