BURNBY HALL GARDENS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Owing to the Corona Virus, and further Government advice in relation to social distancing, the Gardens are closed until further notice in the interests of visitors and staff.

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

There's something for everyone!
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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 we 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 and his 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 are in bloom from mid-June until the end of August.
There are walkways around both Lakes, an ornamental bridge, a Victorian Garden, an Aviary Garden, a newly restored Edwardian Rock Garden, a Stumpery, and a Birch Walk, the latter being our most recent horticultural addition.
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 and musical 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.

Latest News

Upcoming Events

All Events and Band Concerts cancelled until 30th September

Start date: March 20, 2020

End date: September 30, 2020

Time: 10:00 x 16:00

Owing to the current Government advice on social distancing, the Gardens are closed until further notice and, whilst we anticipate re-opening in early July, all planned events and band concerts for 2020 are cancelled until the end of September.

Pumpkin Festival

Start date: October 26, 2020

End date: November 1, 2020

Time: 1000 - 1600

Join us for spooky goings-on in the Gardens! Follow the trail and visit the Pumpkin display throughout the half-term week. Enter a carved pumpkin in our competition. Further details to be announced in 2020.

Children’s Halloween Activity Day

Date: October 28, 2020

Time: 1100 - 1500

Rusticus Wizarding Adventure! Enjoy a Rusticus Adventure with a spooky fun atmosphere as we dabble in witchcraft and wizardry this Halloween at Burnby Hall Gardens! Bring out your magical side, give your wizard some wiz, your pixie some dust, and […]

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