Dove Cottage Nursery and Garden was conceived by us back in 1995. We opened Easter 1996. 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.

2020 Plant Catalogue. To receive a printed or electronic copy please email or phone 01422203553. Gift vouchers can be posted to you or the receiver.

2020 Nursery Open times

Opening days may change once normal trading is resumed.

? to 19th Sept

Thurs, Fri and Sat 10am to 5pm

Bank Holiday Monday 10-4

25th May

Garden open from Thurs 11th June on the same days as nursery.

Entry charge 3.50

National Garden Scheme

cancelled at present

5th July, 9th Aug.10am to 4pm Entry 4

Homemade teas on NGS days.


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



Please email for an electronic copy of our 2019 Catalogue of plants. If you would prefer to receive a printed copy of our current plant catalogue, please send a cheque for 2 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