Plants at centre of Burnby Hall lecture

The rock garden at Burnby Hall Gardens was designed in 1910 for the Stewart family.
The rock garden at Burnby Hall Gardens was designed in 1910 for the Stewart family.

Plant Enthusiast and Burnby Hall Gardens Trustee Peter Williams will be delivering a talk on ‘Uncovering the history of the alpine and woodland plants supplied by Backhouse Nurseries’ at Pocklington Arts Centre.

The lecture will be held in the studio at the popular venue between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

It will explore the fascinating stories behind the alpine and woodland plants supplied by the Backhouse Nurseries, who designed the rock garden at Burnby Hall in 1910 for the Stewart family. The Backhouse’s were renowned horticulturists of the Victorian and Edwardian era and were known as ‘Kew of the North’.

Tickets cost £3 per person for Burnby Hall Gardens members and £4 for non- members. Burnby Hall Gardens members will need to show their membership pass upon booking.

Tickets can be purchased by either dropping into the Pocklington Arts Centre or through the venue’s box office on 01759 301547.

The ticket cost is to help cover the venue hire.

This talk is part of the Golden Jubilee Restoration Project which is funded in thanks to National Lottery Players.

This exciting three-year project to restore the Lakes and Rock Garden, create a learning zone and Edwardian Potting shed on site, will ensure that this beautiful location can be enjoyed for generations to come.