Tuesday, May 20, 2008

At Dorothy's Place

One of my favourite gardens and indeed one of the very first we visited when we moved to this area is the Dorothy Clive Garden. Until we bought our present house we lived in rented accommodation in a village close by, the property didn't have much garden so we would visit here quite regularly just to sit and admire the beauty of it all. The yearly season ticket we could buy then allowed us the luxury of regular visits. We would often call for a stroll and a morning coffee on a Sunday morning.

Over the last couple of years we have received in the post a brochure called 'Great Gardens' which contains gift vouchers to gardens in the Staffordshire/Shropshire/Cheshire region. So armed with our 'two for one' voucher we decided that now would be the time for a visit.

The flower borders were looking particularly wonderful with swathes of gorgeous colour. At this time of year the garden is noted for its Rhododendron and Azalea displays in the quarry garden. Around every corner was a new and delightful vista, a rainbow of colours, a feast for the eyes.

We didn't know which way to turn next. I don't think that photographs can do justice to the vividness of the colours but at least you can get some idea of how lovely it was.

We spent nearly three hours wandering around, taking photographs, chatting to other admiring visitors and last but not least coffee and scones in the tearoom.


  1. Hi Rosie,
    That looks an amazing garden, not surprised you spent 3 hours there.

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, so nice to know people are actually reading it!


  2. It's a beautiful garden! I love the colours and it doesn't look overly formal which I like. It must have been a wondeful place to wander about!


  3. Rosie, nice to see you here:) I enjoyed reading your blog, thanks for popping by.

    gillian, it is an informal garden with just a few glorious borders, water features and wonderful trees, the rest of the garden was created in an old quarry - so full of light and shade with a certain wildness about it:)

  4. Hi Rosie,
    This is my first visit to your blog site (it won't be my last), so happy I stumbled upon it.
    The gardens are breathtaking.
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. What a fabulous garden. It's so colourful.Coffee and scones after walking round it. Well, thats my idea of a perfect trip out. Thanks for sharing tthe garden with us.