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Burnby Hall Gardens are situated in the charming market town of Pocklington, on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. These unique Yorkshire Gardens have been described as "a jewel in Yorkshire’s crown” and have been awarded the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for six consecutive years (2010-2015).

The Upper and Lower Lakes are home to a National Collection of over 100 varieties of Hardy Water Lily, and offer a wonderful array of changing vistas. The Gardens also include a Rockery, Stumpery, a Victorian Garden, Secret Garden, formal beds and natural shrubbery.

Burnby Hall Gardens are often referred to as "a haven of beauty and tranquillity” and were the inspiration of Major Percy Marlborough Stewart. He was an amazing man who made eight round the world tours between 1906 and 1926. The Stewart Museum within the Gardens is dedicated to his extraordinary life and contains the fascinating artefacts he brought back to Pocklington.

Throughout the year the Gardens host many special events including Brass Band Concerts, Open Air Theatre, Children's Events, and much more.

The Lilypad Cafe offers a wide range of refreshments and there is a beautiful Gift shop.

 

We regret that, with the exception of Assistance Dogs, we do not allow dogs in the Gardens.


Hardy Water Lilies

Latest News

TULIP FESTIVAL UPDATE (3rd MAY):

Our tulips are now beginning to open and we're advising potential visitors to come from the end of this week onwards when we anticipate that the warmer weather will have encouraged them to open. We advise everyone to either ring the Visitor Centre on 01759 307125 or to check the website or our facebook page to get up to date information and, once again, we apologise for the delay. The festival will be extended to 15th May.

TULIP FESTIVAL UPDATE (27th APRIL):

Our tulips are still very slow in opening. As a result, we’re now advising visitors who want to see the festival to come in the second planned week (from 2nd May onwards). Please ring our Visitor Centre on 01759 307125, check the website www.burnbyhallgardens.com or this facebook page where regular updates will be featured. The festival will be extended further into May.

Our sponsors Bloms are now on site in the cut flower tent until Monday 2nd May for the purchase of tulip bulbs.

We apologise to prospective visitors for the continued delay but this is due to the inclement weather conditions in recent weeks.

 

TULIP FESTIVAL UPDATE (25th APRIL):

The Tulips are beginning to flower now and the advice we gave out on 19th April (below) still applies... Many thanks for your understanding . 

 

TULIP FESTIVAL UPDATE (19th APRIL):

Our tulips are still very slow in opening. As a result, we’re advising visitors who want to see the festival to come in the second planned week (from 30th April). Please ring our Visitor Centre on 01759 307125, or check this website www.burnbyhallgardens.com or our facebook page where regular updates will be featured. The festival will be continued further into May.

Our sponsors Bloms will still be on site in the cut flower tent from 26th April to 2nd May for the purchase of tulip bulbs.

 

TULIP FESTIVAL UPDATE (15th APRIL):

Please can visitors be aware that the Tulips are running a little late this year owing to the colder weather conditions which have delayed flowering slightly. We anticipate that the festival will be extended as a consequence of this.    

 

BURNBY HALL GARDENS THROUGH THE SEASONS - 2016 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

Between 15th April and 1st July we're inviting amateur photographers to submit landscape format pictures of Burnby Hall Gardens through the seasons for our 2016 competition. The twelve winners will have their work featured in a Gardens calendar being specially produced, and the overall winner will received an Adult Membership to the Gardens for 2017/ 18. Please ring our Visitor Centre on 01759 307125 to obtain an application form or see our Facebook page for further details.


BURNBY HALL GARDENS GOLDEN JUBILEE RESTORATION PROJECT

Having secured Round One Funding in the spring of 2015, our Round Two bid was submitted last November and a result is anticipated in May 2016.

If we're successful, this exciting project will preserve our National Collection of Hardy Water Lilies, restore the Upper and Lower lakes and repair the concrete edges, restore and develop the Edwardian potting sheds / summerhouse, restore and replant the Edwardian Rock Garden, and preserve the fish stock within the lakes of Yorkshire’s unique Gardens.