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Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum

| The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF, England
+44 1759 307125
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Beautiful tranquil place, with lovely Lily's and chaotic carp. Well run clean cafe. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hazel N
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Relaxing atmosphere

First time we have visited and it is a real hidden gem. Was very busy as it was father's day but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
York, United Kingdom
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Burnby Hall Gardens is a haven of beauty and tranquility nestled on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Wolds.The Gardens are spread over 8 acres and include 2 lakes which hold a National Collection of Hardy Water Liles and gigantic Koi Carp which can be handfed.It contains many ornamental gardens and formal bedding areas including a Victorian Garden, a Secret Garden, a Rockery and Stumpery.The Stewart Museum contains artefacts from all over the world brought back to Pocklington by Major Percy Stewart, a keen traveller and adventurer.On his death in 1962 the Major bequeathed the Gardens in trust for the benefit of the people of Pocklington.The Gardens also has a playarea for children, a tea room serving light meals and snacks and a beautiful book and gift shop.The Gardens (with the exception of the Rockery) is fully accessible to wheelchairs and prams and has received an award from Age Concern for its facilities for disabled people.
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| The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF, England
+44 1759 307125
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful tranquil place, with lovely Lily's and chaotic carp. Well run clean cafe. Well worth a visit.

Thank Hazel N
Reviewed 6 days ago

First time we have visited and it is a real hidden gem. Was very busy as it was father's day but still room under the trees for a picnic with the fish and birds at our feet. There are brass bands playing some Sundays and...More

Thank Ange717
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended an evening with music which we saw advertised. Brought a picnic and a few drinks and off we went. The gardens had provided chairs if needed and we settled in for a great evening of music with a local band. Plenty of parking...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 to the play area recently updated. Enjoy...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 garden is being restored and the water lilies are just coming into...More

Thank Trish4837
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank C26aroline M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are beautiful,, and well looked after, part of the gardens are being refurbished but this didn't spoil the day. We had a lovely lunch in the cafe. We will go again next year.

Thank DorchesterMurphy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens the water lilies are just coming out the Sunday concert was superb the Elland brass band with brilliant young soloists the openair concerts are very special in fab surroundings

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Accompanied by an expert gardener wife and three children aged from one to thirteen years something was needed to entertain in the school hols. Firstly we got fed in the excellent cafe, good selection at reasonable prices with a kids choice too. Then having bought...More

1  Thank johnwill2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is over a year since our last visit and it was great to see great improvements taking place. The rock garden which was very overgrown is undergoing a great transformation and we look forward to seeing the finished area in late Autumn. The gardens...More

1  Thank kevin d
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Louise S
What is best month to view water lilies please
12 May 2017|
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Response from Julie R | Reviewed this property |
About July time.
Can we bring a dog?
8 September 2015|
Response from Burnbygardens | Property representative |
Sorry, only Assistance dogs are allowed in the Gardens.
Can we bring dogs? Thankyou
8 September 2015|
Response from Burnbygardens | Property representative |
Only assistance dogs (guide dogs / hearing dogs) are allowed in the Gardens I'm afraid. Thanks.