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

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.

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]