Burnby Hall Gardens

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Lily ponds, Burnby Hall, Pocklington

Burnby Hall Gardens, also known as Stewart’s Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, are located close to the centre of Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. They are home to the United Kingdom's national collection of hardy water lilies, and contain the largest such collection to be found in a natural setting in Europe. The 8 acres (3.2 ha) of gardens with two lakes planted with naturalized water lilies were bequeathed to Pocklington by Major Percy Marlborough Stewart.[1]

Both lakes are stocked with incredible goldfish that allow the visitor to literally hand feed fish pellets straight into their gaping mouths. Throwing some pellets into the water makes the water look like it begins to boil as the fish start to feed.

Fishing is not permitted.

Stewart Museum[edit]

The estate's house contains the Stewart Museum, which features the personal collections of Major Percy Marlborough Stewart (1871–1962).[2] The collections include sporting trophies of animal heads and artefacts from Stewart's travels around the world.


  1. ^ "Burnby Hall Gardens". Visit Pocklington. Pocklington Town Council. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Stewart Museum". Stewart’s Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 

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Coordinates: 53°55′40″N 0°46′34″W / 53.927855°N 0.776083°W / 53.927855; -0.776083