Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, Pocklington

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Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum are situated in Pocklington on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. Originally the estate of adventurer and philanthropist Major Percy Stewart and his wife Katharine, the 9 acres of land, comprising 2 lakes and a National Collection of over 100 varieties of Hardy Water Lily, were left in trust on his death in 1962. The Gardens are a haven of tranquillity, and the Stewart Museum houses several exhibits of UNESCO standard. Children's events, outside theatre and band concerts are held during the spring and summer months. See www.burnbyhallgardens.com for full details.
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  • Enjoy a wonderful day at this beautiful gardens. Have lunch in the cafe or take a picnic. On a Sunday you can listen to a brass band. Walk around the lakes with the waterlilies or take your children t...  more »
  • Visited the gardens today having read there was going to be the combined choir from the Pocklington churches performing The Big Sing. Worth the drive. Also walked around the gardens where the Rock gar...  more »
  • Gorgeous ponds and beautifully tendered and laid out gardens. Fish are very feisty and always seem hungry even when they have been well fed! Well worth a visit it is a real little gem of a place!  more »
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  • Fantastic gardens, brilliant cafe and an excellent museum. Well worth a visit at any time of year as there is always something to see
  • Beautiful gardens. Lovely afternoon with a cafe serving coffee/teas and cakes, also light meals. Cute gift shop with lovely range of gifts reasonable prices. Good (free) parking available. Lovely quiet seating provided around the gardens so you can relax and enjoy.
  • Very nice gardens, paved walking routes around the park and large lake, cafe, gift shop and children's play area
  • Very clean and tidy . good cafe . good food. walk round all on level .nice garden s
  • Bit expensive but fun for young kids to feed the many fish they have in the pond and nice little museum. Pretty garden