Robey’s appointment by The Willoughbridge Garden Trust follows Chilton-Jones resignation, after he secured the role of curator at RHS Garden Bridgewater.
She joins the North Staffordshire garden from Melbourne Hall in Derbyshire, the home of Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr, where she has worked for the last three and a half years as head gardener.
She said: "I am very excited about joining the Dorothy Clive Garden, a garden I have visited many times over the years. I look forward to working with the trustees, the staff and volunteers as the garden takes its next steps towards its future success."
Robey not only has a wealth of horticultural experience, she also holds a degree in economics from Liverpool University, which can only be an asset in a role where she is responsible for the overall management and direction of the site reporting into a board of trustees led by chairman Sir Brian Fender.
Trustee and treasurer, Colin Barcroft is acting as interim curator until Robey joins the garden in February.