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Stick Man trail coming this Easter

Inspired by the Julia Donaldson book of the same name the Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting an educational family based ‘Stick Man’ trail, throughout the Easter holidays.

The trail will be open between Friday the 14th April and Sunday the 23rd April from 10:00am to 5:30pm daily.

The trail aims to educate families and other visitors about wildlife and plants within the garden, and is part of the charities ongoing commitment to promoting horticultural education and environmental sustainability.

Families will be invited to explore the trail which will journey through the woodland quarry, following the story of the Stickman, and enabling visitors to encounter emerging wildlife and spring colour such as rhododendrons and azaleas.  On completion families, will receive a chocolate treat in the gift room.

Curator, Kathryn Robey, said

‘This is a fantastic opportunity for families to learn about wildlife and nature in the garden as well as having fun and taking some exercise. The Dorothy Clive Garden currently looks beautiful as the Spring plants and shrubs are starting to emerge.”

The garden tearoom will be open from 10am to 5pm daily. Visitors can purchase a selection of refreshments which include seasonal soups, homemade scones, light lunch snacks and various hot and cold drinks. The garden is located in the heart of the garden where visitors can sit, relax and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

The gift room is adjacent to the tearoom and has recently been extended. Visitors can purchase products such as Dorothy Clive branded products, gardening books, RHS branded soap plus there is a new plant sale area.  The gift shop is open from 10am to 5pm daily.

The Dorothy Clive Garden is open from 10am to 5:30pm, seven days a week throughout the main season from April to September and then weekends from October through to March, annually. Admission is free for children under 4, £2.00 for children between 5 and 17, £7.50 for adults and £7.00 for concessions. 

The Dorothy Clive Garden is a charitable garden trust. It was set up by Colonel Harry Clive in 1958. The objectives are, to use the garden for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public and to maintain and develop the garden inspired in the memory of the late Dorothy Clive.

Photo shows: Caitlyn Bolver, 18 years, from Business and Events Management level 3 extended diploma course, at Rease Heath College, near Nantwich standing outside the blossoming peach tree at the tearoom, the Dorothy Clive Garden.


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