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Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum

| The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF, England
+44 1759 307125
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Simply gorgeous garden

I visited yesterday with my mother and husband and we were all very impressed with the garden. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
marvmary
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Pocklington's little Gem

My mum's dementia group were meeting for their coffee morning here, so myself and young daughters... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen C
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited yesterday with my mother and husband and we were all very impressed with the garden. The flowers were all beautiful- a hundred times better than castle Howard where we were a couple of days before. There were plenty of water lilies to view...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My mum's dementia group were meeting for their coffee morning here, so myself and young daughters tagged along and enjoyed a lovely morning there, unknown to us but we happened to come the day there had a fairy event on, so the girls got to...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 6 days ago

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, rammed with folk. Anyway it was still very pleasant,...More

Thank RichardaHuddersfield
Burnbygardens, Public Relations Manager at Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. When we plan our events programme, we do try to balance potentially busier events and band days with quieter days when visitors can come along and simply enjoy the Gardens. Our website highlights both band concert Sundays and children's event...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 was under £10 for 2 including gift aid which although available is...More

Thank Brian440
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 end, looking for a suitable space and decided...More

2  Thank Sue00do
Burnbygardens, Public Relations Manager at Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, you appear to have visited on what was, to date, the busiest of our Wednesday children's event days when car parking did become something of a problem. On these days we do try to maintain marshalling on the Balk...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great,fun day feeding the thousands of carp,that come up on mass to eat the pellets you can buy to feed the feeding frenzy. A beautifull aray of water Lillies,to view and photograph.a secret walk that leads to a children's playground.Beatifull gardens to view and...More

2  Thank kimjack0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here last week on a day out with the old man , who was in a bit of a sulk at having been stuck for ages in dreadful traffic on the way there. On entering the gardens however he did immediately perk up as...More

4  Thank loushaun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous gardens. The huge lake with all its water lilies is teeming with fish who all come to the surface to be fed. Fish food can be bought at the entrance where you buy your tickets to go in. Saunter round the magical primrose gardens...More

2  Thank Kathryn90
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having rented a cottage nearby we decided to visit the gardens on a Sunday. We got there at opening time and were directed in and helped by a kindly volunteer who was very jovial and good with the kids. Our children are very rambunctious and...More

4  Thank Clare W
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a wonderful array of colours from the differing varieties of Water Lillies. It is easy to walk around as there are well laid out paths which are suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. You can feed the fish with food which is purchased...More

3  Thank Ian M
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Louise S
12 May 2017|
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Response from Burnbygardens | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in replying. Best months each year are mid-June into August.
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reedy2014
7 September 2015|
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Response from Burnbygardens | Property representative |
Sorry, only Assistance dogs are allowed in the Gardens.
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