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 we 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 £1.20 a tub. The tubs we use are manufactured from recyclable cardboard and we encourage visitors to return the empty ones to a special bin near the Visitor Centre.

Who took the photographs on this website?

Many 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 Gardens and wildlife photographs were taken by Peter Rogers, the Gardens’ Media Officer.

The historical photographs are from the Stewart Museum archive.

Upcoming events

All Events and Band Concerts cancelled until 30th September

Start date: March 20, 2020

End date: September 30, 2020

Time: 10:00 x 16:00

Owing to the current Government advice on social distancing, the Gardens are closed until further notice and, whilst we anticipate re-opening in early July, all planned events and band concerts for 2020 are cancelled until the end of September.

Pumpkin Festival

Start date: October 26, 2020

End date: November 1, 2020

Time: 1000 - 1600

Join us for spooky goings-on in the Gardens! Follow the trail and visit the Pumpkin display throughout the half-term week. Enter a carved pumpkin in our competition. Further details to be announced in 2020.

Children’s Halloween Activity Day

Date: October 28, 2020

Time: 1100 - 1500

Rusticus Wizarding Adventure! Enjoy a Rusticus Adventure with a spooky fun atmosphere as we dabble in witchcraft and wizardry this Halloween at Burnby Hall Gardens! Bring out your magical side, give your wizard some wiz, your pixie some dust, and […]