Burnby Hall Gardens


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A shady area around the pond at Burnby Hall and Gardens in East Yorkshire.

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Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum are situated in the charming town of Pocklington on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds.

The Gardens comprise Upper and Lower lakes set in nine acres of woodland and garden, and are home to a National Collection of over a hundred varieties of Hardy Water Lily. Carp and Roach are in both lakes in large numbers and can be hand fed by visitors.

There are walkways around both lakes, an ornamental bridge, a Victorian Garden, an Aviary, a newly restored Edwardian Rock Garden and a Stumpery, the latter being the most recent addition to this popular visitor attraction.

The Gardens are seven times winners of the Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for Country Houses, Estates, Parks and Gardens (2010 to 2016).

The Stewart Museum houses a fascinating collection of artefacts collected by Major Stewart on eight world tours that undertaken between 1906 and 1926.

Events are held throughout the spring and summer, and include our annual Tulip Festival in May, Children’s Events on Wednesdays during the spring and Summer Holiday period, regular Sunday brass band concerts, and outdoor theatre events.

A café, gift shop and playground are situated on the site. All facilities are wheelchair and pushchair friendly.

Lilypad Cafe

The Lilypad Café is located within the Gardens.

The Stewart Museum

The Stewart Museum is dedicated to the collection of our benefactor Major Percy Marlborough Stewart, who lived at Burnby Hall between 1901 and 1962.

Childrens play area on site.

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Saturday, 16th July 2022 - Saturday, 16th July 2022

Black background with Jonny and the Dunebugs in Pink writingJonny and the DunebugsJoin us for a fantastic evening concert by Jonny and the Dunebugs here in the Gardens!
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Friday, 22nd July 2022 - Friday, 22nd July 2022

Lady smiling with a quillPride and Prejudice – Chapterhouse TheatreIn the first of two visits to the Gardens, we welcome back Chapterhouse Theatre to perform Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”.
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Wednesday, 27th July 2022 - Wednesday, 27th July 2022

Punch and JudyPunch and Judy Day
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Tuesday, 2nd August 2022 - Tuesday, 2nd August 2022

People doing crafts in a marqueeCrafty Tuesday – Children’s Craft Activities in the Marquee
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Wednesday, 10th August 2022 - Wednesday, 10th August 2022

Pirate holding an oarPirate DayAlways a firm favourite, Pirate Day returns performed by Rusticus Arts.
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Tuesday, 16th August 2022 - Tuesday, 16th August 2022

Crafts in MarqueeCrafty Tuesday – Children’s Craft Activities in the Marquee
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Wednesday, 24th August 2022 - Wednesday, 24th August 2022

Owl in flightThings That FlyJoin us for a fantastic celebration of things that fly with Owl displays throughout the day by Owl Adventures!
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Monday, 24th October 2022 - Sunday, 30th October 2022

6 Halloween carved pumpkinsHalloween
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Wednesday, 26th October 2022 - Wednesday, 26th October 2022

Chalk picture of fairy hanging in the treesFrightful Fairy Tales with Rusticus ArtsThe Gardens are alive with Fairy tale characters this Halloween, in our Rusticus Adventure into the world of the Brothers Grimm.
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    By Road:
    A1079 York to Beverley/Hull Burnby Hall Gardens signposted from each route to Pocklingon.

    Public Transport:
    Burnby Hall is served by EYMS buses, the following buses go towards Burnby Hall:
    X46, X47, 743, 744, 746 and 747.
    Free parking and easy access by public transport.

    Accessible by Public Transport: York station is 13 miles away.

    33 The Balk, Pocklington, York, YO42 2QF
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    Tel01759 307125

    Opening Times

    * From 15th June 2020, we are open:
    10am to 5pm (last entry at 4.30pm)
    Entry is by pre-booking only at this time - see website for details

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