Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

Gardens in Buxton

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
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Buxton takes great pride in its enchanting 10-hectare park, which was established on the banks of the Wye River in 1871 and skillfully designed by the prolific landscape architect Edward Milner.

The park exudes the grandeur of the Victorian era, with its picturesque ornamental lakes, vibrant flowerbeds, majestic mature trees, winding pathways, and an elegant wrought iron bandstand.

For children, there are delightful attractions such as a miniature train to ride on and exciting play areas to explore. Meanwhile, adults can admire the impressive Octagonal Hall, constructed in 1875 with its captivating metal and glass architecture, as well as the regal Opera House designed by Frank Matcham.

Pavilion Gardens consistently earns the prestigious Green Flag award, which signifies its status as a top-tier park in the UK. Within the gardens, visitors can also find a charming coffee bar and an arts and crafts gallery, which we will delve into further later.

Before planning your trip to Buxton, it’s worth checking the calendar, as you may have the opportunity to experience one of the arts and crafts, jewellery, or antiques fairs hosted in Pavilion Gardens during the summer season.

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Visiting Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

Address: The Pavilion Gardens, Saint John's Road, Buxton, UK
Duration: 20 minutes

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