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

Pumpkin Festival

Start date: October 29, 2018

End date: November 4, 2018

Time: 1000 - 1500

Location: Burnby Hall Gardens

BURNBY HALL GARDENS – PUMPKIN FESTIVAL 29th October until 4th November Open 10am – 4pm (Last entry 3.30pm) Winter Admission Prices Apply URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR THE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL! WE NEED THE BEST CARVED PUMPKINS! If you would like to enter […]

Barton Community Band

Date: April 21, 2019

Time: 14:00-16:00

Easter Celebrations

Date: April 22, 2019

Time: 1100 - 1530

Easter Art and Crafts and meet our real lambs, chicks, ducklings and bunnies, along with an Easter themed trail around the Gardens.

Tulip Festival

Start date: April 27, 2019

End date: May 11, 2019

Time: 1000 - 1730

Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington are seven times consecutive winners of the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award, and we are holding our seventh annual Tulip Festival from the end of April until early May. Over 14,000 tulips, comprising over 30 […]