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Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum

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| The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF, England
+44 1759 307125
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Beautiful Gardens

A hidden gem - you could visit Pocklington and not even realize that the gardens were there. Has a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris W
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Pocklington, England, United Kingdom
Picturesque Gardens

Beautiful gardens. The lakes are full of Koi carp. There is a band stand with concerts in the... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Diana B
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Wakefield, 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
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| The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden gem - you could visit Pocklington and not even realize that the gardens were there. Has a car park but is easy walking distance from the town centre. The gardens surround a beautiful lake with a collection of lillies. The kids will enjoy...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Beautiful gardens. The lakes are full of Koi carp. There is a band stand with concerts in the summer months. Small cafe and very interesting museum.

Thank Diana B
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Of all the places to visit in Pocklington, Burnby Hall Gardens is up there! Magical setting with the ponds, lilies and of course the fish! But you're missing out on everything else. Visit in Summer when all of the flowers are in bloom. Make sure...More

Thank ade0410
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

As it was the end of the season a lot of work was taking place, so we didn’t see the Gardens at its best. I had expected it to be much bigger, but I’m sure in the summer when there’s some colour and vibrancy it...More

Thank Happywanderers20
Burnbygardens, Public Relations Manager at Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for your comment. During the winter period work on the repair of our Upper Lake is underway as part of an extensive Heritage Lottery Fund restoration project but we still welcome visitors to come in and have a look at what is going...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

The gardens are at their best in the height of summer but there are wheelchair and pram friendly walks even during the winter months. There is a charge for entry during the season however during the winter months the entrance fee is waived and a...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 11 November 2017

If you have an hour this is a pleasant place to wander around on a nice summers day. The cafe does lovely scones.

Thank Kip
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Stopped for a coffee,travelling with friends this was a welcome break,walked around lovely lake admiring the fish,gardens were lovely,will be even better in summer,despite the drizzle we thoroughly enjoyed it,even had a good view of a kingfisher. We finished with a coffee and toasted teacake.

Thank Joy N
Reviewed 21 October 2017

My elderly mother and I called in this week to go to the tearoom for lunch. Unfortunately, you cannot go the tearoom without paying to get into the gardens. The lady on the desk tried to charge us to go in and would not budge...More

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Burnbygardens, Public Relations Manager at Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for your comments and I'm sorry that you felt disappointed. The café is an integral part of the overall visitor experience and, during the main season, access to it does require payment to enter the Gardens as it is part of the overall...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Lovely well maintained gardens, woodland and lake/pond. Attractive but not manicure and precious....visitors can wander on grassed areas freely......peaceful yet child friendly ..... great value at under a fiver

Thank CFw1949
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Right at the centre of Pocklington and close to local amenities is this lovely and tranquil garden. There is ample space to sit and relax and the walk round the garden is short manageable by all including children. You can have something to eat and...More

Thank Alex A
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sueward511
28 September 2017|
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Response from Burnbygardens | Property representative |
£5 for Adults; £4.30 for Seniors (60 and over); £2.80 for children. Please see our website winter prices from 16th October.
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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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