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

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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 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 in to the Gardens.

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Upcoming Events

Photographic Competition 2018

Start date: July 1, 2017

End date: June 29, 2018

Throughout the year, we actively encourage our Visitors to take photographs that can be submitted for our annual photography competition. 2018 will be our third year of running this really popular event, and we really enjoy looking at all the […]

Things That Fly – Children’s Activity Day

Date: May 30, 2018

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Location: Burnby Hall Gardens

Come along and celebrate all things that fly in our children’s event featuring crafts, paper aeroplane races, a trail and falconry.

Elland Silver Band

Date: June 3, 2018

Time: 14:00

Location: Burnby Hall Gardens

Elland Silver Band at Burnby Hall Gardens.

Songs From Across The Lake

Date: June 9, 2018

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Hull Operatic Society, who are celebrating their 120th anniversary in 2018, perform songs from the shows and music from their extensive repertoire here in the Gardens. Come and join us for an afternoon of songs from the shows, including My […]

Swinton and District Excelsior Band

Date: June 17, 2018

Time: 14:00

Location: Burnby Hall Gardens

Swinton and District Excelsior Band at Burnby Hall Gardens.