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

Photographic Competition 2018

Start date: July 1, 2017

End date: June 29, 2018

Throughout the year, we actively encourage our Visitors to take photographs that can be submitted for our annual photography competition. 2018 will be our third year of running this really popular event, and we really enjoy looking at all the […]

York Railway Institute Band

Date: July 1, 2018

Time: 14:00

Location: Burnby Hall Gardens

York Railway Institute Band at Burnby Hall Gardens.

Sense and Sensibility – Chapterhouse Theatre

Date: July 6, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: Burnby Hall Gardens

Adapted by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility.   […]

Humberside Police Band

Date: July 15, 2018

Time: 14:00

Location: Burnby Hall Gardens

Humberside Police Band. Sponsored by Pocklington Town Council