Burnby Hall Gardens

These delightful Gardens, close to the centre of Pocklington are home to a National Collection of Hardy Water Lilies – the biggest such collection to be found in a natural setting in Europe.  The gardens are also host to several Sunday afternoon band concerts during the summer which are really popular.

The two lakes that contain the lilies are set in eight acres of beautiful gardens – including rock gardens, a natural shrubbery, formal beds, the Secret Garden, a Victorian Garden and many other attractions, details of which may be found here on their website.

The Gardens were the inspiration of Major Percy Stewart who, on his death in 1963, left his estate in Trust for the enjoyment of the people of Pocklington and the thousands of visitors who come from all over the world. The Stewart Museum in the Gardens provides a fascinating glimpse into his life.