About Rosemary Cottage

Rosemary Cottage is situated in the village of Hook. The village has a mild climate, due to proximity of the river Ouse, which caresses three sides of the village.

Rosemary Cottage is a traditional cottage garden, which is at it very best during the summer months when the garden is filled with the scent of David Austin roses along with a kaleidoscope of colour from the herbaceous perennials.

Teas, scones and homemade cakes are on sale when the garden opens for the National Gardens Scheme. The garden is open by appointment at other times.

Book your visitWhere we are

Visiting Rosemary Cottage

What a day!


Thank you to everyone who came to our 2017 opening, to our stallholders and our sponsors, what a day!

Open for private visits

Next NGS Opening May 2019

Book a visit...


If you would like to arrange for a group visit to Rosemary Cottage, then please get in touch to arrange a mutually convenient date…

Rosemary Cottage is a lovely summer garden

The garden is at its best in June, July and August

Where we are...


Rosemary Cottage is located in the quiet village of Hook, some 1.5 miles from Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire

Rosemary Cottage, 163 High Street, Hook, DN14 5PL East Riding of Yorkshire

Phone: 01405 769725/07743460357

Photo Galleries

Spring colour


The garden at Rosemary Cottage wakes up in the spring with a carpet of crocus, daffodils and tulips, the very essence of spring.

Summer days


The garden takes on a whole new charm as the days lengthen, the herbaceous perennials start to fill the garden with colour, and the roses with scent, for this is surely a summer garden.

Autumn & Winter


As the days shorten, and the only visitors to Rosemary Cottage are the snuffling hedgehogs and our faithful Robin, the garden takes on a whole new charm of its own…

News from Rosemary Cottage

February 2018 is here

and what do I have planned…..? February is here and although most of the garden is still asleep the bulbs are starting to poke through the ground and I have snowdrops and cyclamen in flower. I’ve decided to put some raised beds in to grow veg, soft fruit and have a couple as nursery beds.…


My 1st NGS Open Garden event…..

2 years in the planning and the day Arrived…. Sunday 28th May 2017 Wow what a day…….279 visitors + 10 children and 2 small dogs! came from all corners of Yorkshire it exceeded my expectations…….after lots of organising, volunteers, a couple of local charity publicity stalls, publicity, 80m of yellow bunting 100 yellow balloons, chairs…


I Love Spring……. Only 4 weeks to go to my NGS Open Garden

This year is flying by and I can’t believe it’s only 4 weeks to my 1st every NGS Open Garden day. Preparations are well underway Gazebos, tables, bunting and balloons all being acquired. ‘To do’ Lists being made including a list of trusty family & friends who have offered to help out on the day…


In the press

Writing for Rowlan

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Rolawn have asked me to write a blog about opening my garden for the NGS, just click the image to be taken to their website…

Rolawn Blog

In the book...


When Helen Marsden County Organiser came to visit The Goole Times popped round and wrote this rather lovely piece…

The Goole Times

Full of surprises


“The Garden the Grew and Grew”  a three page feature on Rosemary Cottage in Howdenshire Living Magazine.

Howdenshire Living



I was delighted to be asked to write a short blog for Rolawn, just click on their logo to be taken to the blog…

Rolawn Website

Gardening in Hook

Hook Gardening Club


Hook Gardening Club, a welcoming East Yorkshire Gardening Club, simply click on the logo to be whisked through to their website

Garden Club Listings

Run from Rosemary Cottage, Garden Club Listings connects Gardening clubs, judges and horticultural speakers throughout the UK.

Our favourite plant place


As well as sponsoring Hook Gardening Club, many of the plants at Rosemary Cottage come from this amazing plant place

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