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Dorothy Clive Garden to open for the new 2013 season (28th March 2013)

Dorothy Clive Garden to open for the new 2013 season

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be opening for the 2013 season from Friday 29th March 2013 at 10.00am. The garden will then be open, seven days a week from 10.00am to 5.30pm daily until Monday 30th September 2012. After that, the garden will be open on every weekend in October 2013.

Visitors can delight in the intimate and informal gardens set amidst glorious countryside. Seasonal flowers such as daffodils including, crocuses, muscari and scilla are out now, as well as flowering shrubs such as camellias and emerging rhododendrons.

Curator, Marcus Chilton-Jones, said, ‘We have been working very hard behind the scenes in preparation for the new 2013 open season and we are now delighted to be opening the gates to our members and the general public. There are many new features this year, including an new Edible Woodland and plenty of new shrubs, herbaceous perennials and seasonal flowers in all our garden borders. ’

The garden tea room, which is situated in the heart of the garden, will be open from 11pm to 5pm daily, selling a selection of refreshments including delicious seasonal soups, homemade scones, light lunch snacks and various hot and cold drinks.

The gift shop, adjacent to the garden tea room, which has been extended, is now open to all our visitors selling various Dorothy Clive Garden branded products such as chutneys & jams, gift cards and china mugs. There are various other products available such as gardening books and RHS branded soap and bath gel. The gift shop will be open daily from 12pm to 4pm.

The Dorothy Clive Garden - a charitable garden trust - was set up in 1958 by Colonel Harry Clive. The objectives are to maintain, enhance and develop a garden inspired by the memory of the late Dorothy Clive to be used for the enjoyment and benefit of the public. Also to support horticultural education for the continuing benefit of both students and the general public.

The garden, originally a disused gravel quarry, was transformed by Clive into a woodland garden for his wife Dorothy, who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

If you would like further information, please contact the 01630 647237, alternatively email