Burnby Hall Gardens are situated in the charming market town of Pocklington, on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. These iconic Yorkshire Gardens have been described as "a jewel in Yorkshire’s Crown” and have been awarded the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for five consecutive years (2010-2014).

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.


Bigger Bertie Update:

We're sad to say that Bigger Bertie, the World’s largest working wooden rocking horse, will not be returning to us in 2015. Following a minor fault which caused him to fall over, the damage caused in the fall can't be repaired in the forseeable future.

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This exciting project, due to be commenced in November 2015, 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 iconic Gardens.


BIRD BOX DAY - Wednesday 18th February

Don't forget our drop in event being run jointly with the RSPB. See the "What's On" section for full details.



Using archive photographs, our new 24 page Stewart Museum booklet tells the stories of five of the Stewart siblings who travelled the world in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Available from the Visitor Centre for £3.00.