Welcome to Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum

A haven of peace and tranquillity on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds

A National Collection of Hardy Waterlilies

Enjoy Waterlilies on the Lakes and beautiful themed Gardens

Fun For All The Family

Great days out for all ages!

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The History of Burnby Hall Gardens

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Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum are situated in the charming town of Pocklington on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds and are seven-times winners of the Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for Country Houses, Estates, Parks and Gardens (2010 to 2016).

Originally the estate of Major Percy Marlborough Stewart, adventurer and collector, and his heiress wife Katharine, the Gardens were developed by them and left in trust to the people of Pocklington on the former’s death in 1962.
The Gardens comprise Upper and Lower Lakes set in nine acres of woodland and gardens and are home to a National Collection of over a hundred varieties of Hardy Water Lily (Nymphaea) which bloom on them from mid-June to the end of August.
There are walkways around both Lakes, an ornamental bridge, a Victorian Garden, an Aviary, a Rockery and a Stumpery, the latter being the most recent addition to this popular visitor attraction.
The Stewart Museum houses a fascinating collection of artefacts collected by Major Stewart on eight world tours that were undertaken between 1906 and 1926, several of which have been deemed by UNESCO as being of national and international importance.
Events are held throughout the spring and summer and include our annual Tulip Festival in late April / early May, Children’s Events on Wednesdays during the spring and summer holiday periods, regular Sunday brass band concerts, and outdoor theatre events.
A café, gift shop and playground are situated on the site, and all facilities are wheelchair and pushchair friendly.

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

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Upcoming Events

Burnby Hall Gardens Arts and Crafts Festival & Silent Auction

Start date: June 2, 2019

End date: August 25, 2019

Time: 10.00 - 16.00

As a special “one-off” event, our Events and Fundraising Volunteers have invited a number of established local artists to take part in our Art and Crafts Festival and Silent Auction which is taking place on Sunday 25th August here in […]

Photography Competition 2019

Start date: June 13, 2019

End date: July 28, 2019

Time: 10.00 - 17.30

Throughout the year, we actively encourage our visitors to take photographs that can be submitted for our annual photography competition. 2019 will be our fourth year of running this really popular event, and we really enjoy looking at all the […]

Sports Day

Date: July 24, 2019

Time: 11.00 - 16.00

On your marks, get set, go! Join in with a selection of sporting activities throughout the day. An energetic day for all the family with races on the lawn with Martin. Sporty crafts in the bandstand and a trim trail!

Vintage Rhythms

Date: July 28, 2019

Time: 14:00-16:00

Pirates of Burnby

Date: July 31, 2019

Time: 11.00 - 16.00

Swashbuckling tales, adventure on the high seas, and the promise of hidden booty with our friendly buccaneer! Exciting outdoor performance with activities by Rusticus.

Download The Burnby Hall Gardens’ 2019 Visitor Brochure