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The garden’s initial creation lay in Colonel Harry Clive’s wartime decision of 1940, to provide his ailing wife – Dorothy – with a ‘series of interesting walks’ as she battled with Parkinson’s disease. Unfortunately Dorothy died in 1942 but Colonel Clive continued work apace throughout the 1940s and 1950s, especially in The Quarry Garden which covers approximately 2 acres.

In 1958 management of the then ‘fledgling’ garden was entrusted, by Colonel Clive, to a newly established, small-scale, independent charity – The Willoughbridge Garden Trust. This charity still manages, what is now a much larger and considerably enhanced 12 acre garden. Currently, the ‘Trust’ directly employs a small specialist team of staff to manage the site’s affairs. These core staff members are ably supported by a dedicated group of volunteers who primarily help with gardening, administration and the running of events.
Michaels_360_VR3 mons ago
@Blanca Walker They may have weddings there
Michaels_360_VR3 mons ago
@Darryl Auer That is what I did :)
Darryl Auer3 mons ago
There are so many flowers in this garden that I really want to lie on the grass and enjoy the fragrance and sunshine here. Nice day
Blanca Walker3 mons ago
The path was full of varieties of flowers, and it would be more beautiful to have a bride just passing by.