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Hawkstone Park becomes first venue in Shropshire to install electric vehicle charging points

8th May 2012

A Shropshire tourist attraction and a local car dealership have connected to celebrate sharing pole position in the county’s electric vehicle race. Hawkstone Park in Weston-under-Redcastle, near Shrewsbury, has become the first location in Shropshire to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points while William A Lewis is the county’s first dealership to have fully electric vehicles on general sale.


4th May 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden - a charitable garden trust - is making an urgent appeal for gift items to be donated for ‘Curiosity Corner’ - an area within the gift shop selling pre-loved items donated by the general public and which helps to fund the upkeep of the garden.

Children Dressed as Flower Fairies and Princes to receive a free fairy cake at the Dorothy Clive Garden on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2012

4th May 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden is offering a free fairy cake to all children who turn up dressed as a Fairy or Prince on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2012. This promotion will also entitle free admission to all children on this special fund raising weekend.

Businesses invited to tee off with each other

25th April 2012

BUSINESSMEN and women are being offered the chance to build new contacts or perhaps strike a new deal while enjoying one of the UK’s best golfing venues. Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf will provide the perfect setting for business associates when it hosts a Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Corporate Golf Day at its Emerald Course on Friday, May 18.


19th April 2012

Local amateur photographers, and members of the Whitchurch Photographic Society and Smethwick Photographic Society, Malcolm and Barbara Lander, will be exhibiting a collection of their images from the Dorothy Clive garden and other work on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April 2012 from 10am to 4.00pm in the garden Pavilion.

Seventy years of keeping the greens

18th April 2012

FOR many gardening is an enjoyable hobby, but for two greenkeepers with more than 300 acres to look after it is a way of life. Mike Evans and Roger Millington have been looking after the extensive grounds of Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf, including two 18 hole golf courses, since they were teenagers.

Children can 'Pot and Go' at the Dorothy Clive Garden this weekend

12th April 2012

Children are admitted to the Dorothy Clive Garden for free this weekend - Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April 2012 - for a chance to plant their own sun-flower seed and take it home as part of the garden’s ‘Pot and Go’ holiday event.

Romantic relationship could win a wedding

10th April 2012

THE search is on to find Shropshire’s most romantic couple who could win a dream wedding at a luxury hotel. The four star Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch is giving away a wedding package, all you have to do is explain why you are the most loved up couple in the region.

New falconry attraction at Hawkstone Park

4th April 2012

Visitors could be winging their way to a new attraction as Hawkstone Park lives up to its name. The leading Shrewsbury tourist attraction has joined forces with Shropshire-based Feather Perfect Falconry to offer educational packages for guests to find out more about hawks, falcons and owls.

Dorothy Clive Gardens open for the new 2012 season

2nd April 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be opening for the 2012 season from Saturday 31st March 2012 at 10.00am. The garden will be open, seven days a week from 10.00am to 5.30pm daily until Sunday 30th September 2012.