The Laburnum Arch is in full bloom at the Dorothy Clive Garden

The Laburnum Arch is in full bloom at the Dorothy Clive Garden

The nationally renowned Laburnum arch is currently in full bloom at the Dorothy Clive Garden. The arch, which was planted in the early 1990’s, was donated to the garden by the worldwide service organisation for women, ‘Soroptomist International’

Curator, Marcus Chilton-Jones said, ‘Laburnum, commonly known as golden rain or golden chain tree, is native to mountains of southern Europe and flowers once a year in late spring. We have a magnificent laburnum arch here at the garden which is currently blooming with vivid yellow. The arch links one garden area to another, and as you walk through the magnificent tunnel, the spectacle will both lift your spirits and inspire.’

You can watch Marcus Chilton-Jones talking about the layout of the laburnum arch on the following facebook link:!/profile.php?id=100001671348151.

Visitors will be able to delight in the intimate and informal gardens set amidst glorious countryside and enjoy other flowering delights such as species magnolias, hybrid rhododendrons, alliums and deciduous azaleas.

The garden will be open from 10.00am until 5.30pm, and the garden tea room, which is situated in the heart of the garden, will also be open from 11.00am until 5.00pm. There is a selection of cakes, homemade scones and light lunches available to purchase.

If you would like further information, please contact 01630 647237, alternatively email

Date Posted: 12th May 2011

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