In 2004, our ambitious seven year gardens restoration project was completed at a total cost of £4.5m. The project helped restore the Victorian heritage of the Pavilion Gardens and was gratefully supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Our award winning gardens span over 23 acres of beautifully maintained land and offers a real adventure for all who visit. The natural landscape consists of various flowers and shrubbery, trees, streams, and a lake.  As you might expect, it is also home to various natural inhabitants.

As well as being the home to many squirrels and ducks, our gardens are visited by an estimated 1 million people annually, all of whom come to enjoy some fresh Buxton air and the great outdoors. Within our gardens, you will find two different play areas, a miniature train, our bandstand, and the lakeside hut offering drinks, snacks, and ice cream. There is also plenty of room to play sports or simply relax and unwind.

Within the gardens, you will also find a beautiful tree sculpture and sundial, as well as various places to play and picnic.

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