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The Pavilion Gardens is a Grade II listed historic venue which superbly shows off the Victorian splendour of Buxton. Situated in the heart of the spa town it is a beautiful example of the heritage that runs throughout the town. 

A venue that is truly a place for all the family to visit. We offer 23 acres of gardens to explore with a boating lake, miniature train, play areas, fountains and wildlife to see.  

The main building offers a botanical garden with a fishpond, flower shop, retail area, art gallery, cinema and the amazing Octagon Hall that houses all our large events. (Link below)

We also house several different areas for refreshments, the Ice Cream Parlour, Pavilion Kitchen and Tea Rooms as well the Coffee Van, Kiosk and pop up outlets..   

Gardens favourites  

  • Adventure Play Area - Open daily 

  • Adventure Play Area Kiosk - Open weekends and school holidays 11am - 4pm (subject to weather)

  • Forest Gin Gift shop - Open daily from 9.30am - 5pm 

  • Art Gallery - Open daily from 9.30am - 5pm 

  • Boating Lake  - Open weekend and school holidays 11am - 4pm (subject to weather)

  • Gardens - Always open 

  • Pavilion Kitchen  - Open daily from 9.30am - 5pm 

  • Tea Rooms  - Open daily from 11am - 2pm
    Pre-show dining will be available from 10th July until 24th July from 5pm each day. Pre-booking is required. 
    Please ask a member of Tea Room staff for further details or call 01298 23114.

  • Ice Cream Parlour - Open daily 11am  - 4pm  

  • Coffee Van - Open weekends 8.30am - 3pm 

  • Flower Shop - Open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm  

  • Toilets - Toilets across the park are currently open from 9:30am to 5pm daily. 

During the Buxton Festival, areas of the building will remain open until 6pm.

Please note in case of bad weather and low footfall some areas may close early or not at all on the day.


Key information: 

  • Card only payments across the site.

  • Open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day 

  • The Council operate the Car Park - £5.40 for over 4 hours (Cash or by phone)  

  • Dogs welcome on a lead in the Gardens but not in the main building 

  • No BBQ's

  • Changing Places toilet available in line with the building opening.  

  • We are committed to ensuring that our waste is managed carefully, we use compostable materials, recycle cardboard and minimise our plastic usage .


Contact us today on: 01298 23114

Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday   09.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday - Sunday   09.30am - 5pm
  • *See opening times for our full opening hours  

About Us

The Pavilion Gardens is a beautiful historic venue dating back to 1871 which superbly shows off the Victorian splendour of Buxton. Set within 23-acres of magnificent landscaped gardens and play areas the venue provides the perfect setting for fun and relaxing family days out, with great food and drink, shopping and over 100 events and festivals throughout the year.

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Pavilion Gardens St John's Road Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6BE