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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Summer Seaside Fun – Children’s Activity Day

Date: August 22, 2018

Time: 11:00 - 16.00

Location: Burnby Hall Gardens

Come down to Burnby Hall Gardens and enjoy our Edwardian Seaside fun, including a traditional Punch and Judy show, Edwardian Games, sandcastle making, crafts and a seaside themed trail.

The Good Old Boys – An evening of Live Music

Date: August 25, 2018

Time: 1930 - 2200

Location: Burnby Hall Gardens

An evening of Rock & Roll, Blues & Soul with The Good Old Boys! Live Music at Burnby Hall Gardens. Join us for an evening of live music including a selection of classic covers and original material from the Good Old Boys, […]

Grand Draw 2018

Date: August 25, 2018

Time: 1930 - 2130

Have you entered our Grand Draw? During 2018, our Events and Fundraising Volunteers will be selling raffle tickets in support of the Gardens’ matched funding for our Heritage Lottery Funded Golden Jubilee Restoration Project. Tickets cost £1.00 each (books of […]

Picture Book Rhymes – Children’s Activity Day

Date: August 29, 2018

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Location: Burnby Hall Gardens

Rusticus turn a walk into an adventure! Join Polly Kettle and journey into the heart of nursery rhyme land in this energetic performance walk for all the family!  Discover what Contrary Mary has planted in her garden, why Jack Horner […]

York Concert Band

Date: September 2, 2018

Time: 14:00

Location: Burnby Hall Gardens

York Concert Band. Sponsored by Pocklington Town Council.