FAQs

Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately, no. We only allow Assistance Dogs in the Gardens.

When are the Water lilies in Bloom?

They bloom on both Lakes from mid-June to the end of August.

Is there a picnic area in the Gardens?

We have picnic tables situated throughout the Gardens.

When is the Tulip Festival?

Our annual Tulip Festival takes place late April to early May. Please check our events page for full details.

Is there at café on site?

The Lily Pad Café is on site for visitors to enjoy a wide variety of beverages, food and ice-creams.

Is there parking at the Gardens?

There is a carpark for 90 vehicles situated just outside the Gardens on The Balk.

There is also limited disabled parking directly outside the Visitor Centre. Coaches can also park outside the Visitor Centre by prior arrangement.

Should these locations be full, there is a public carpark across The Balk behind the old railway station on Robertson Close.

Please be aware that the local supermarkets operate a strict 2-hour parking policy.

Are the Gardens wheelchair/pushchair friendly?

With the exception of some areas of the Rock Garden, the Gardens are fully wheelchair / pushchair friendly. The Gift Shop, Café and Toilets are fully accessible, and there are viewing areas situated around the Lakes. Wheelchairs can also be borrowed from the Visitor Centre if required.

Are there toilets on site?

Our toilets are situated at the rear of the café. We have a disabled toilet and baby change area.

Can you feed the fish?

To keep them healthy, our fish are fed a special low protein fish food which can be purchased from the Visitor Centre for £1 a tub. The tubs we use are manufactured from recyclable cardboard and we encourage visitors to return the empty ones to the bin near the Visitor Centre.

Who took the photographs on this website?

The majority of the photographs on our website were taken by Paul Moon of Paul Moon Photography. More of his work can be found on his website www.paulmoonphotography.co.uk.

Additional wildlife and flower photographs were taken by Peter Rogers.

The historical photographs are from the Stewart Museum archive.

Upcoming events

Rocks, Pots and Lily Pads Community Exhibition

Start date: April 6, 2019

End date: June 15, 2019

An exhibition celebrating all the staff, volunteers and community groups who have been involved in restoring our beautiful Edwardian Gardens. This Project has been part of our three year Golden Jubilee Restoration Project Funded by National Lottery Players.   The […]

Tulip Festival

Start date: April 20, 2019

End date: May 4, 2019

Time: 1000 - 1730

Burnby Hall Gardens’ annual Tulip Festival has become a very popular event and provides a colourful and vibrant beginning to our new season. This year’s festival is being held from 20th April to 4th May and promises to be the […]

East Riding of Yorkshire Band

Date: May 5, 2019

Time: 14:00-16:00

May Day Celebrations

Date: May 6, 2019

Time: 11.00 - 1530

Come and join in with traditional celebrations, as well as children’s crafts and trail.