Our nursery is laid out on a terraced north facing hillside. We have the plant production nursery area and an attractive sales area. There are several beds planted up to inspire and display our perennials and grasses.

Opening Times

Nursery Open 2019

4th April to 28th Sept.

Thurs, Fri and Sat


Bank holidays

21st,22nd April, 5th, 6th May and 26th, 27th May

10am to 4pm

NGS Days 16th June, 21st July and 18th Aug.

10am to 4pm

  • 500 Hardy perennial plants and grasses carefully selected by us.
  • Plants suited to various growing conditions.
  • Vast majority are very easy to grow and care for, being robust and slug resistant.
  • We take good care of our plants all year round.
  • Mix our own potting compost which includes a feed granule.
  • Plants on forsale are ' Ready to plant' .
  • Our compost ensures plants established well if watered and planted at the same depth as in the pot.
  • All plants come with an information label.
  • We make our own point of sale bed labels and include a colour photograph useful information and planting suggestions.
  • Printed descriptive catalogue available.
  • Wheelchair access throughout sales area.
  • Attractively arranged sales area incorparating lots of planting inspiration for your borders and containers.
  • Warm welcome to all our visitors.
  • Carpark, toilet, hot drinks, seating.
  • Card payment facility and Dove Cottage Gift Vouchers.


To download or view our 2019 Plant Catalogue go to our downloads page or we can e mail a copy to you


Dove Cottage Nursery & Garden

hardy herbaceous perennial plants

Photography copyright MarianneMajerus