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

It’s not long until our next NGS opening, is it in your diary?

2021/05/31 12:00:00

Our 2019 Opening...


Thank you to everyone who came to our 2019 opening, we had an incredible day!

Thank you to all of our stallholders and our sponsors, what a day!

Open for private visits

Next NGS Opening Sunday 31st May 2021, 12 noon - 4.00p.m.

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

Spring 2020

Well spring is here and after a very wet winter I wonder how our gardens will respond this growing season? Due to the #Coronavirus #Covid19 outbreak NGS garden openings have been cancelled for the forseeable future for 2020. I’m using this #selfisolating time to grow #perennials – #hollyhocks #sweetwilliams #echinacea¬† #lupins #foxgloves in my cold…


2020 is here and another growing year ahead of us…

so what plans do I have I hear you ask….? Well… as it’s a rest year I am not opening my garden it gives me the opportunity to fill the gaps, reshape borders and replanting but best if all enjoy every season.   Time flies and although the garden is is deep slumber at the…


Another very Successful NGS Open Garden Event…

Abeit the weather was a bit on the wild side but it didn’t stop the visitors coming. Some returning from my 1st NGS open garden event in 2017. A very enjoyable was had by all including myself and all the volunteers and stall holders. Supporting the event were Selby Beekeepers, Pricklington Palace Hedgehog rescue, St.…


In the press


Howdenshire Feature

Howdenshire Magazine have asked me to write a regular column for them about Rosemary Cottage, my first column is all about autumn planting…

Howdenshire Magazine

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


I am delighted to have been appointed Gardening Columnist to Howdenshire Living Magazine

Howdenshire Living

Gardening in Hook

Hook Gardening Club

New logo 2017

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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