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!

Special Events

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The History of Burnby Hall Gardens


The Gardens




For a fun filled family day out.


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 eighty 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, an Edwardian Rock Garden, a Stumpery, and a Birch Walk, 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

Easter Magic

Date: April 10, 2020

Time: 1100 - 1600

Join us for the first of two Easter children’s activity days with crafts and a themed trail. Rusticus Arts take us on an exciting adventure in the Gardens as we celebrate this most magical time of the year! Meet a […]

Easter Magic

Date: April 13, 2020

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Join us for the second of two Easter children’s activity days with crafts, a themed trail, egg rolling on the lawn, and animals from the Purple Pig Company.  

Barton Community Band

Date: April 19, 2020

Time: 1400 x 1600

Tulip Festival

Start date: April 25, 2020

End date: May 9, 2020

Time: 1000 - 1730

Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington are seven times consecutive winners of the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award and we are once again holding our annual Tulip Festival from late April to early May. With over 12,000 tulips, with over 30 […]

East Riding of Yorkshire Band

Date: May 3, 2020

Time: 1400 x 1600

Download The Burnby Hall Gardens’ 2019 Visitor Brochure