Burnby Hall Gardens re-open to the public from Monday 15th June with entry by pre-booking only. For customer safety, numbers will be restricted.
Owing to the current Covid-19 guidance, this will be on a restricted basis, with a pre-booking system in place which goes live at midnight on Sunday 14th June.
From Monday 15th to Sunday 21st June, booking access will be restricted to MEMBERS ONLY, with cards to be shown on arrival.
From Monday 22nd June, the booking system is extended to the general public.
The Gardens will be open daily from 10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4.30pm and there will be three daily slots which can be booked via the Gardens website www.burnbyhallgardens.com :
For those without computers, limited bookings can be made by telephone via our customer service phone-line on 01759 307125 daily between 1000 and 1200 from Monday 15th June. Please note that this slot is reserved ONLY for use by those who cannot access a computer.
The Gardens are open using a clockwise route around the Upper and Lower Lakes. All themed gardens (Secret Garden, Aviary Garden, Victorian Garden, Rock Garden, Stumpery and Birch Walk) are accessible with routes marked with direction arrows.
The Lilypad Café is open on a takeaway basis and, whilst we have seating round the Gardens, visitors are requested to make provision for their own seating and picnic blankets.
Owing to the current Government restrictions, the Stewart Museum, Children’s Playground and Gift Shop currently remain closed, but updates will be published as soon as these can be re-opened safety.
“We’ve really missed our visitors and look forward to welcoming them back to the Gardens once again, and we want everyone to feel safe and to enjoy the experience of visiting us” said Peter Rogers, Assistant Estate Manager.
“We’ve carefully considered both customer and staff safety in relation to our planning for re-opening. In these unusual times we’ve ensured that our staff have been fully briefed and issued with PPE, and that safety measures have been put into operation throughout the Gardens, which include a clockwise route around the Gardens, limits on daily numbers, and a “one in one out” system in our toilets.”
“Unfortunately, whilst all of our summer events and band concerts have had to be cancelled this year, we hope that our customers will still come along enjoy the fresh air, the beauty of the Gardens and feeding the fish as usual during the summer. We’ve had lots of messages saying how much people have missed the Gardens, so it’s great to be able to open up again.”
The Gardens are asking that customers do not randomly call in to renew memberships currently, as staff numbers are reduced, and this will create delays for people who have booked to visit the Gardens. An online method of applying and renewing memberships can be found on the Home Page of the Gardens’ website www.burnbyhallgardens.com. Alternatively, from Monday 15th June, Memberships can be purchased over the telephone between 2pm and 5pm daily from the Visitor Centre at the Gardens by ringing 01759 307125.