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Over 100 varieties of water lilies at Pocklington gardens

Burnby Hall Gardens estate manager Ian Murphy with water lilies at the Pocklington attraction

Burnby Hall Gardens estate manager Ian Murphy with water lilies at the Pocklington attraction

The lakes at Burnby Hall Gardens hold a national collection of Hardy Water Lilies.

There are now more than 100 varieties of these in the upper and lower lake and each year thousands of visitors come to see them when in bloom.

The lakes were originally constructed for Major Percy Marlborough Stewart’s love of fishing. The lakes were regularly stocked with rainbow and brown trout. It was Major Stewart’s wife Katharine’s love of flowers that inspired the idea of using the lakes for the growing and display of Hardy Water Lilies.

Full story in next week’s (31 July) Pocklington Post.

 

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