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.
The Lilypad Cafe offers a wide range of refreshments and there is a beautiful Gift shop.
Bigger Bertie Update (3rd December 2014):
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.
THE GARDENS, GIFT SHOP AND CAFE ARE OPEN EVERY DAY UNTIL WEDNESDAY 24th DECEMBER, WHEN WE CLOSE AT 12.30.
WE ARE THEN ARE CLOSED OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY PERIOD, RE-OPENING ON MONDAY 5th JANUARY 2015 AT 10.00.
THE TRUSTEES AND STAFF WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN THE NEW YEAR!