Be a Nature Detective this Easter at the Dorothy Clive Garden

7th April 2014

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a series of educational activities for children during this Easter holidays.

Children will be able to enjoy spotting caterpillars and butterflies in the garden with a collection of Spring based ‘Nature Detective Packs’. There will also be an edible garden trail around the 12 acre hillside garden which will teach children about plants which are edible and those which are poisonous! On completing the trail, each child will be issued with a chocolate treat and a packet of vegetable seeds to take home and sow. All children are invited to come back and display their sown produce at the Dorothy Clive Garden Harvest Festival on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October 2014.

Event organiser, Julia Roberts said, ‘Spring is a fantastic time to come and explore the garden as the natural world bursts into life. This Easter, we will be providing a series of educational activities for children at the Dorothy Clive Garden. We want to provide families with an opportunity to connect with nature and learn about it at the same time.’

No booking in necessary. Nature Detective Packs and Trails can be obtained on arrival on the gate. For further information about the events, please go to:

The Dorothy Clive Garden is open from 10am to 5.30pm, seven days a week until 30th September 2014 (and then every weekend in October, February and March, annually). Admission is free for children between 0-4 years old, £2.00 for children between 5-17 years, £6.75 for adults and £6.25 for concessions. For further information about admissions, please go to:

The garden tea room, which is situated in the heart of the garden, will be open from 11pm to 5pm daily. Visitors can purchase a selection of refreshments including delicious seasonal soups, homemade scones, light lunch snacks and various hot and cold drinks. For further information, please go to:

The gift room, 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 room will be open daily from 12pm to 4pm. For further information, please go to:

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.

If you would like further information, please call 01630 647237 or alternatively email or visit our website