Opening Times & Admission

GOOD NEWS!!  UPDATED 27.11.2020

We are delighted that even though The Dorothy Clive Garden is currently in Tier 3 we are able to continue to open the gardens under our winter hours. The garden will now be open 10am – 3 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Tearoom will operate as a take away for tea, coffee and light refreshments. Please bring a mask as they must be worn in the Tearoom.

There is no need to book. Our visitor numbers in relation to the size of the garden means that we can safely welcome everyone without the need to pre-book. 

The price to visit in low season is £5 for adults, £2 for children 5 – 18. Annual membership is available at £18 for 12 months. Dogs on leads are very welcome. 

You can bring a picnic to the gardens but we ask that you sit in the picnic area in the Arboretum. Picnics are only allowed in the gardens after you have paid entry.

There is a clear one-way system in the Tearooms and 2m spacing to keep staff and visitors safe. We have hand sanitisers available throughout the garden and we are serving everything in single use disposable cartons. We do prefer card payment whenever possible.

Dorothy Clive Garden would very much like to thank all of our visitors who have supported us throughout this difficult year. We have received extremely kind monetary donations along with extremely kind donations of time and effort from volunteers within the garden – both are so necessary to make the garden the very special place that it is. We have been thrilled to see how our visitors have respected each other and contributed to the safe environment that we all now enjoy.

High Season

15th March 2021

Garden opening times are as follows;

  • Monday:        10am – 5.30pm
  • Tuesday:        10am – 5.3.0pm
  • Wednesday:  10am – 5.30pm
  • Thursday:     10am – 5.30pm
  • Friday:           10am – 5.30pm
  • Saturday:      10am – 5.30pm
  • Sunday:         10am – 5.30pm


Dogs on leads are welcome in the garden however we do not allow dogs in the Tearoom.

Every day from 9am to 10am we offer a Reserved Hour open to people who have been shielding or those who are vulnerable. Please call to book on 01630 647237 as we only have 10 places available each day.

Low Season

1st November 2020 to 14th March 2021 

Garden opening times are as follows;

  • Monday:          Closed
  • Tuesday:          Closed
  • Wednesday:    Closed
  • Thursday:        Closed
  • Friday:             10am – 3pm
  • Saturday:        10am – 3pm
  • Sunday:           10am – 3pm

Please read the notice above regarding opening during the Covid period and observe Government guidelines in terms of travel and social distancing.

The Tearoom will be open on a take away basis for tea, coffee and light refreshments.

Dogs on leads are welcome in the garden. The children’s play area is currently closed.

Christmas and New Year Closure

The Garden, Tearoom and Gift Room will be closed for the Christmas period from Monday 21st December.

The Garden will be open for Members only on;

Sunday 27th December 2020    10am – 3pm

Friday 1st January 2021             10am – 3pm

(*please note the Tearoom and Gift Room will be closed).

The Garden, Tearoom and Gift Room will re-open to visitors on Friday 8th January 2021.