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Dorothy Clive Garden

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More than expected!

Beautiful gardens with lovely views across local countryside. Well tended, with some very well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cath K
Superb Tea Rooms.....

Visited the Gardens here with a group on a coach tour. Needless to say the Gardens and layout are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeanette S
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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This 12 acre garden is a very beautiful Plantsman's Paradise. An exceptionally 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...more
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A51 - Willoughbridge Lane | Willoughbridge, Market Drayton TF9 4EU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place to go for a stroll around and the gardens are well maintained but not spectacular and surprised it costs £8.50 to enter. Need to go when everything is in full bloom (summer) as very high fee in early spring when the gardens are...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens with lovely views across local countryside. Well tended, with some very well established specimen trees & shrubs. Good facilities, tea shop is good value, on the whole, a nice place to spend an afternoon. - Don’t miss the glasshouse - better than many...More

Thank cath K
54kathryn, Manager at Dorothy Clive Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review - always a welcome email! The gardeners and volunteers have worked tirelessly this year to keep the gardens and Glasshouse up to standard during the drought so it is always good to be rewarded with a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Gardens here with a group on a coach tour. Needless to say the Gardens and layout are a delight , especially on a bright, dry day. Much as we enjoyed the Gardens our real treat was a visit to the Tea Rooms and...More

Thank Jeanette S
54kathryn, Manager at Dorothy Clive Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your very positive review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your trip so much and look forward to welcoming you back. We are very proud of our Tearooms and Giftroom - the staff are all very committed and nothing is too...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

very nice gardens....worth a visit if you are close by....especiallly to see the laburnam arch might be nice in Autumn...

Thank perth45
54kathryn, Manager at Dorothy Clive Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your succinct review and your 4 stars. The Laburnum arch is definitely wonderful around the end of May / June time and we do have wonderful autumn colour which is just building up now. Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed September 3, 2018

Only attended as visit to previous local “Rose” venue disappointing, so 40+ min drive to find - worth every minute! If it is this good in late summer, then it must be as fabulous as the photos show it in the early spring with the...More

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54kathryn, Manager at Dorothy Clive Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thank you for your very positive review - really pleased that you found us and enjoyed your trip so much. Look forward to seeing you next spring when the Azaleas and Rhododendrons are stunning. Keep an eye on the website for updates and photographs.

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Just home after a wonderful visit to the gardens and tea rooms today. My grandfather-in-law used the Lotto funded mobility scooter for the trip and was able to enjoy something he hadn't for a long time, it was wonderful for us all to see. We...More

Thank NikolaK558
54kathryn, Manager at Dorothy Clive Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We are very grateful to the Big Lottery for funding the mobility vehicle. This is the first summer we have been able to offer that opportunity. It has been wonderful for some of our visitors...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018

Visited here with our local Horticultural Society yesterday. Lovely place and so peaceful. Lovely walks through the woods and beautiful gardens. It would be nice to visit through the different seasons especially when the Azalea's are out. There was a lovely waterfall in the woods....More

Thank pyoung151
54kathryn, Manager at Dorothy Clive Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to the Dorothy Clive Gardens. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit so much and would love to welcome you and your group back throughout the changing seasons. We do offer an annual...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

The Dorothy Clive gardens are local to me, and I’d driven past dozens of times, so decided to pop in with my hubby, our friend and her baby. The entrance fees came as a bit of a surprise!! We upgraded to membership as it’s a...More

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54kathryn, Manager at Dorothy Clive Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for your very well considered review. I am really pleased you enjoyed the garden enough to take advantage of the annual membership. This has been very popular this year - especially with people who live close by. The pricing policy is designed to...More

Reviewed July 28, 2018

We visited this garden in July during the heatwave the whole country was experiencing. Being aware of some of the other recent non complimentary reveiws we couldn't understand the reasons behind the 2 star reveiws. Thw garden is laid out in areas that flower at...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Visited today and was aware there had been 3 recent poor reviews. As an experienced gardener I was unable to find any significant reason for recent previous comments as gardens are seasonal in parts as is evident from the plantings. The glasshouse was filled with...More

2  Thank John W
54kathryn, Manager at Dorothy Clive Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Thank you for your review and your constructive, objective comments. We have identified the need for a seat in the glasshouse and are very grateful to the Friends of the Garden who have offered to finance this. The plan is to find a suitable seat...More

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I would contact them directly. They might give you a better deal.
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Hello. My apologies that you've had a frustrating time trying to get in contact with us. Somebody is ringing you today. Kind regards Marcus
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