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 come. The natural landscape consists of various flowers and shrubbery, trees, streams and a lake and as you might expect, is home to various natural inhabitants.

As well as being enjoyed by the squirrels and ducks, our gardens are visited by an estimated 1 million people annually who all come to enjoy some fresh Buxton air and the great outdoors. Along our gardens, you'll find two different play areas, a miniature train, our bandstand and the Lakeside Hut to keep you refreshed, as well as plenty of room to play some sports or simply to relax and unwind.

In our gardens, you also find a beautiful tree sculpture and sun dial, as well as various places to play and picnic.

Contact us today on: 01298 23114

Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday   09.30am - 3pm
  • Saturday - Sunday   09.30am - 4pm
  • *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