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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382 reviews
  • August 17, 2017
    We didn’t check this time; turned out to be a brass band on (“Alright in their place – outside and several miles away”: Sir Thomas Beecham), and a lovely summer Sunday afternoon in the school hols, ra...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Burnby gardens are set around a small lake which has a magnificent collection of water lilies. There are also specific gardens around the lake set out to feature different types of plants. Entrance wa...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Having read the reviews and seen the photos, we decided to call as we were in the area. Unfortunately, we couldn't even park the car. We squeezed through the crammed but tiny car park to the bottom en...  more »
  • 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

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