Dove Cottage Nursery and Garden was conceived by us back in 1995. We opened Easter 1997. Our ethos has always been to enjoy our work, do a job to the best of our ability and use the best materials available. With this in mind over the years we have strived to create and maintain a 'special' nursery and garden which is home to a great range of perennials and grasses.

Our land is behind Dove Cottages on a north facing hillside enjoying panoramic views of Shibden valley, Chelsea valley and a hillside of mixed woodland.

The garden sits beside the nursery and is an intimate space enclosed by Yew hedges and green oak gates. Fully and beautifully planted with late summer flowering perennials and grasses providing flower well into the Autumn. The planting combinations are superb creating a look of wild beauty throughout Summer, Autumn and Winter.



Opening Times

Nursery Open

1st March to 28th June

Wednesday to Sunday

10am-5pm & Bank Holiday

Mondays 10am-5pm

1st July to 30th September

Wednesday to Saturday


Garden Open

3rd June to 30th September

Same time as the nursery

During September or October each year we try to treat ourselves to a 'plant hunting trip'. Over the 18 years we have been running our nursery we have visited nurseries and gardens in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Belguim and Luxembourg.These trips are always exciting and rewarding.



Mail Order

Please note that we no longer offer a mail order service.


You can view or download our 2013 Catalogue as a pdf document, from our downloads page. If you would prefer to receive a printed copy of our current plant catalogue, please send a cheque for 1.50 to the address on our Contact page and we will be happy to post one to you.

Web site photographs

The beautiful images throughout the site are by kind permission of Marianne Majerus. More images at

Dove Cottage Nursery and Garden

Shibden Hall Road Halifax West Yorkshire HX3 9XA Tel 01422 203553.


Dove Cottage Nursery & Garden

hardy herbaceous perennial plants


Photography copyright MarianneMajerus


We are featured in the February edition of The English Garden magazine

and in the June issue of House and Garden

Fancy a luxury day out at Chelsea? Please contact Christine on 07788753613