We had an enjoyable visit to Burnby Hall in Pocklington in the Yorkshire Wolds, The gardens have been on my “to see” list for ages. The museum houses hundreds of interesting exhibits, collected by the previous owner of Burnby Hall, Major Percy Stewart, during his travels to every continent in the early 1900s, often accompanied by his wife.
There was still plenty of colour at the end of the Summer plus other delightful touches, although I thought that some of the contemporary sculptures were rather out of place especially in the Victorian Garden.
The Upper and Lower Lakes are home to a National Collection of over 100 varieties of Hardy Water Lily.
|The Hall is now used as council offices|
The cafe didn’t offer much for vegetarians but I found this in the gift shop reduced from £2.95 to 50p – who else would want post-its with a Yiddish phrase!
While not my favourite garden, it is well worth seeing for the surprises which are revealed around every corner