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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 seven consecutive years (2010-2016).

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

BURNBY HALL GARDENS LECTURE SERIES - 23RD MARCH

In the first of our Lecture series as part of the Heritage Lottery Project, author and historian Jim Ainscough will be delivering a talk on ‘Major Percy Stewart: A man of his times’ at Pocklington Arts Centre between 4.30pm – 6.00pm. Tickets are only £4.00 and includes a free entry to the Gardens. Please book your tickets through the Pocklington Arts Centre Box Office by calling  01759 301547 or via the website: www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

EDWARDIAN SUMMER HOUSE AND POTTING SHED

As part of our exciting Heritage Lottery Fund project, work has now commenced on the restoration of the Edwardian Summer House and Potting Shed.

The work involves re-roofing the building, creating a meeting area for our Gardens Volunteers and the recreation on an Edwardian Potting Shed containing a variety of period tools and equipment which would have been used by the Gardens’ staff in the early 1900’s.

 

BURNBY HALL GARDENS PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2017

See our Events section on how you can enter our annual photographic competition.

 

NEW WEBCAM

New Web Cam Launched for Live views of the main lake.

Click here to view our live webcam

 

SEE THE GARDENS 24/7 - NEW WEBCAM FITTED!

As part of our exciting Heritage Lottery Fund project we've now got a webcam fitted to our Visitor Centre. This gives a fantastic panoramic view down the Upper Lake which will enable you to view the water lilies on display in the summer, the changes through the seasons, and some lovely sunrises in the winter. You'll also be able to watch work being completed as part of this project in the autumn of 2017. Why not give it a try today?  

 

BURNBY HALL GARDENS SECURES HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND AWARD!

We're pleased to announce that Burnby Hall Gardens have secured Second Round Heritage Lottery Funding for the Stewarts Burnby Hall Gardens Golden Jubilee Restoration Project!

This exciting project, supported by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £634,800, will allow a three year programme of work to be financed to 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.

And, just as importantly, it will ensure that the Stewarts’ wonderful legacy will be enjoyed for generations to come.