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Flower Festival/Show, Sat 23 Jun - Fri 31 Aug 2018, £5


Lilies on the Upper Lake

Lilies on the Upper Lake

Hardy Waterlilies on display on the Upper Lake at Burnby Hall Gardens


The Upper and Lower lakes at Burnby Hall Gardens are home to a National Collection of over 100 varieties of Hardy Water Lily, making it only one of only two in the United Kingdom. They bloom between June and August each year and transform lakes into a mass of colour, with many thousands of visitors coming especially to see these during the summer.

The lakes at Burnby Hall Gardens were originally constructed around 1904 for fishing by Major Percy Stewart who lived there between 1901 and 1962. However, in the 1930’s, his wife Katharine introduced 50 varieties of Hardy Water Lily to the lakes, beginning what was ultimately to become the fantastic National Collection enjoyed today.

On a symposium visit by the International Water Lily Society in 1993, it was commented that the collection was one of the best collections in a natural setting that they had ever seen.

So, if you’ve never seen the Lilies in bloom, why not come along to see them this year?

The Gardens are open between 10am and 5.30pm daily. Further details can be found on or by contacting our Visitor Centre on 01759 307125.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groups

Childrens play area on site.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 Jun - Fri 31 Aug 2018 10:00 17:30
Come and see the fantastic Water Lilies at Burnby Hall Gardens.


Adults £5
Children £2.80
Seniors £4.30
Family £13.85



    33 The Balk,
    YO42 2QF



    See location of Burnby Hall Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 806487  Lat: 53.92817 Long: -0.77399

    By Road:
    A1079 York to Beverley/Hull Burnby Hall Gardens signposted from each route to Pocklingon.

    Public Transport:
    Burnby Hall is served by EYMS buses, the following buses go towards Burnby Hall:
    X46, X47, 743, 744, 746 and 747.
    Free parking and easy access by public transport.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 13 miles from York station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

    Childrens play area on site.